CRIMES ACT 1914
Simplified outline of operation of Part
This Part provides for forensic procedures to be carried out on:
If the carrying out of a forensic procedure is authorised under this Part, it must be carried out in accordance with rules and procedures set out in Division 6 .
If a forensic procedure covered by this Part is carried out without proper authority under this Part, evidence obtained through the procedure may be inadmissible in proceedings against the suspect (Division 7 ).
However, certain rules are modified or do not apply if the forensic procedure is carried out in response to a request by a foreign country or an international tribunal, or a request by a foreign law enforcement agency (Division 9A ).
This Part also:
If a provision of this Part requires forensic material taken from a person by a forensic procedure to be destroyed, subsection (2) applies to:
(a) evidence of the forensic material; and
(b) if the material has not been destroyed - evidence consisting of the forensic material; and
(c) any results of the analysis of the forensic material; and
(d) any other evidence made or obtained as a result of or in connection with the carrying out of the forensic procedure. (2)
The results of the analysis, and the other evidence, are not admissible if adduced by the prosecution in any proceedings against the person, but may be admissible if adduced in such proceedings by the person.