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:
No civil or criminal liability is incurred by any person (including a constable) who carries out, or helps to carry out, a forensic procedure under this Part in respect of anything properly and necessarily done in good faith by the person in carrying out or helping to carry out the forensic procedure if the person believed on reasonable grounds that:
(a) informed consent had been given to the carrying out of the forensic procedure; or
(b) the carrying out of the forensic procedure without informed consent had been duly ordered by a constable or magistrate under this Part.
This section does not provide any protection in respect of action taken maliciously.