Crimes Legislation Amendment (Serious and Organised Crime) Act 2010 (3 of 2010)
Schedule 3 Amendments relating to controlled operations, assumed identities and witness identity protection
Part 2 Provisions relating to pre-commencement authorisations under State controlled operations law
11 Relationship to other laws and matters
(1) Subject to this item and item 15, this Part is not intended to limit a discretion that a court has:
(a) to admit or exclude evidence in any proceedings; or
(b) to stay criminal proceedings in the interests of justice.
(2) In determining whether evidence should be admitted or excluded in any proceedings, the fact that the evidence was obtained as a result of a person engaging in criminal activity is, subject to subitem (5), to be disregarded if:
(a) the person was a participant in an operation authorised before commencement under a State controlled operations law, acting in the course of that operation; and
(b) the criminal activity was conduct constituting an offence for which a person would, but for item 12, be criminally responsible.
(3) This item applies to criminal activity engaged in before, on or after commencement.
(4) This item applies to the following:
(a) proceedings that were instituted before commencement, but have not been completed as at commencement;
(b) proceedings instituted on or after commencement;
(c) subject to subitem (5) - appeals arising from proceedings instituted before, on or after commencement.
(5) Despite subitem (4), if a court has determined before commencement that particular evidence be excluded, this item does not provide a ground of appeal against that determination.