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:
A sample taken under an interim order must not be analysed unless:
(a) the sample is likely to perish before a final order is made; or
(b) a final order is made. (2)
A person who conducts an analysis in the circumstances set out in paragraph (1)(a) must not intentionally disclose the results of the analysis to any person:
(a) during the period before a final order is made; or
(b) if the interim order is disallowed.
Penalty for a contravention of subsection (2): Imprisonment for 12 months.