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) material from a sample taken from a suspect is analysed in the investigation of the offence; and
(b) before or after the analysis, the suspect has requested the investigating constable that a copy of the results of any analysis be provided to the suspect;
then the investigating constable must ensure that, within 14 days of the analysis or of the request (whichever is the later):
(c) a copy of the results of the analysis is provided to the suspect; and
(d) if the DNA profile derived from that material has been matched, as part of the investigation of the offence, under section 23YDAF with a DNA profile placed on the crime scene index in relation to the offence - the suspect is informed in writing of that match.