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 Division does not limit the circumstances in which a person may:
(a) access information stored on the Commonwealth DNA database system, NCIDD or a State/Territory DNA database system; or
(b) match a DNA profile on an index of the Commonwealth DNA database system or a State/Territory DNA database system; or
(c) disclose information stored on the Commonwealth DNA database system, NCIDD or a State/Territory DNA database system;under this Part.
See section 23YU on the effect of this Part on other laws.