Forensic procedures on suspect by consent
People who cannot consent to forensic procedures
Simplified outline of operation of Part
This Part provides for forensic procedures to be carried out on:
suspects in relation to indictable offences (Divisions
offenders in relation to prescribed and serious offences (Division
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
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
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
This Part also:
contains offences in relation to the Commonwealth DNA database system and the National Criminal Investigation DNA Database (
provides for the whole or a part of the Commonwealth DNA database system to be integrated with the whole or a part of one ore more State/Territory DNA database systems to form part of NCIDD (Division
provides for the exchange of information in the Commonwealth DNA database system or a State/Territory DNA database system and the protection of the information that is exchanged (Division
provides for the destruction of forensic material (Division
child cannot consent to a forensic procedure.
incapable person cannot consent to a forensic procedure.