Attorney General confirms DPP will appeal the Gerard Baden-Clay decision

Queensland’s Attorney-General has confirmed the Director of Public Prosecutions will appeal the downgrading of Gerard Baden-Clay’s murder conviction.

His conviction was set aside earlier this month and replaced with manslaughter after he admitted he unintentionally killed his wife Allison back in 2012.

Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath said the DPP intended to file its intentions to the High Court on Monday.


“I have been advised that the Directors of Public Prosecutions has advised the Dickie family this morning that he will be making an application to the High Court seeking special leave to appeal the recent Court of Appeal decision that saw Gerard Baden-Clay’s murder conviction downgrading to manslaughter,” Ms D’Ath said in a statement on Wednesday morning.

“This process then provides the DPP with 28 days to lodge an outline argument with the High Court.

“The defence will then have a further 21 days to do the same.”