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:
This Part is not intended to limit or exclude the operation of another law of the Commonwealth or of a law of a State or Territory relating to:
(a) the carrying out of forensic procedures, including procedures not referred to in this Part; or
(aa) without limiting paragraph (a), the carrying out of breath analysis or a breath test or the production of samples of blood and urine to determine the level of alcohol or drugs, if any, present in a person's body; or
(b) the taking of forensic samples, including samples not referred to in this Part; or
(c) the taking of identification evidence; or
(d) the carrying out of searches of the person; or
(e) the retention or use of forensic material or information obtained as a result of activities described in paragraphs (a), (b), (c) and (d).
To avoid any doubt, it is declared that even though another law of the Commonwealth provides power to do one or more of the things referred to in subsection (1), a similar power conferred by this Part may be used despite the existence of the power under the other law.