CRIMES ACT 1914

Part IACA - Witness identity protection for operatives  

Division 2 - Witness Identity Protection Certificates for Operatives  

SECTION 15MT   Evidentiary certificates  

(1)  
A chief officer of a law enforcement agency may sign a certificate stating any of the following:


(a) that, for the purposes of paragraph 15MS(1)(b) , (2)(b) or (3)(b) , a witness identity protection certificate for an operative in relation to a proceeding has not been cancelled under section 15MQ ;


(b) whether, for the purposes of subparagraph 15MS(1)(e)(i) , (2)(e)(i) or (3)(e)(i) , the conduct that is the subject of the offence was required by section 15ML ;


(c) whether, for the purposes of subparagraph 15MS(1)(e)(ii) , (2)(e)(ii) or (3)(e)(ii) , the conduct that is the subject of the offence was authorised by leave or by an order under section 15MM ;


(d) whether, for the purposes of subparagraph 15MS(1)(e)(iii) , (2)(e)(iii) or (3)(e)(iii) , the conduct that is the subject of the offence was permitted under section 15MR .

(2)  
In any proceedings, a certificate given under this section is prima facie evidence of the matters certified in it.




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