Part IC - Investigation of Commonwealth offences  

SECTION 23A   Application of Part  

Any law of the Commonwealth in force immediately before the commencement of this Part, and any rule of the common law, has no effect so far as it is inconsistent with this Part.

This Part does not exclude or limit the operation of a law of a State or Territory so far as it can operate concurrently with this Part.

In subsection (2):

law of a State or Territory
includes such a law that is given a particular application by a law of the Commonwealth.

Where a law of a State or Territory would, apart from this subsection, require the electronic recording of confessional evidence in relation to a Commonwealth offence (whether or not expressed as a condition of the admissibility of that evidence), that requirement ceases to apply on the commencement of this Part.

The provisions of this Part, so far as they protect the individual, are in addition to, and not in derogation of, any rights and freedoms of the individual under a law of the Commonwealth or of a State or Territory.


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