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 constable who obtained an authority under section 23XWG , 23XWK or 23XWO for the carrying out of a forensic procedure on an offender whose conviction is quashed after the making of the order must ensure that any forensic material obtained as a result of the carrying out of the procedure is destroyed as soon as practicable after the conviction is quashed.