CRIMES ACT 1914

Part IACA - Witness identity protection for operatives  

Division 2 - Witness Identity Protection Certificates for Operatives  

SECTION 15MU   Reports about witness identity protection certificates  

(1)  
As soon as practicable after the end of each financial year, the chief officer of a law enforcement agency must submit to the Minister a report about witness identity protection certificates given by the chief officer during that year.

(2)  
The report must include the following:


(a) the number of witness identity protection certificates given;


(b) on what basis the chief officer was satisfied about the matters mentioned in paragraph 15ME(1)(b) for each certificate;


(c) if disclosure of an operative's identity to a presiding officer was required by section 15ML - details of the proceeding in relation to which disclosure was required and details of the things that the presiding officer required the operative to do under that section;


(d) if leave was given or an order made under section 15MM in a proceeding in which a witness identity protection certificate for an operative was filed - details of the proceeding that relate to the leave or order;


(e) if leave was given for joinder of a person as a respondent to proceedings under section 15MN - details of the person who was joined and who appeared on their behalf;


(f) if leave was given for an adjournment under section 15MP - details of whether an appeal was made against the decision under that section;


(g) if a witness identity protection certificate was cancelled under section 15MQ - the reasons why the certificate was cancelled;


(h) if a permission was given under section 15MR - the reasons why the permission was given;


(i) any other information relating to witness identity protection certificates and the administration of this Part that the Minister considers appropriate.

(3)  
A report must not include information that discloses, or may lead to the disclosure of, an operative's identity, or where the operative lives, unless the witness identity protection certificate for the operative has been cancelled.

(4)  
The Minister must cause a copy of the report to be laid before each House of the Parliament within 15 sitting days of that House after the day on which the Minister receives the report.




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