CRIMES ACT 1914
Simplified outline of operation of Part
This Part provides for forensic procedures to be carried out on:
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 6 .
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 7 ).
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 9A ).
This Part also:
The senior police officer must, at the time of, or as soon as practicable after, make an order under section 23WN , make a record of:
(a) the order made; and
(b) the date and time when the order was made; and
(c) the reasons for making it;
and must sign the record.
The senior police officer must ensure that a copy of the record is made available to the suspect as soon as practicable after the record is made.