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 person who is authorised to carry out a forensic procedure under the table in section 23XM is authorised to ask another person to help him or her to carry out the procedure, and the other person is authorised to give that help. (2)
A person who is asked to help carry out a forensic procedure need not be a person mentioned in the table in section 23XM . (3)
A person who is asked to help carry out a forensic procedure may use reasonable force to enable the forensic procedure to be carried out.