S 24AC repealed by No 67 of 2018, s 3 and Sch 1 item 43, effective 30 June 2018. S 24AC formerly read:
SECTION 24AC Institution of prosecutions
Proceedings for the commitment for trial of a person, or for the summary conviction of a person, in respect of an offence against section 24AA or 24AB shall not be instituted except by the Attorney-General or with the consent of the Attorney-General or of a person thereto authorized in writing by the Attorney-General.
S 24AC(1) amended by No 65 of 2002, s 3 and Sch 1 item 9, by omitting
, effective 6 July 2002.
Notwithstanding that consent has not been obtained as provided by subsection (1):
a person may be arrested for an offence referred to in that subsection; or
a warrant for the arrest of a person for such an offence may be issued and executed;
and he or she may be charged, and may be remanded in custody or on bail, but:
no further proceedings shall be taken until that consent has been obtained; and
he shall be discharged if proceedings are not continued within a reasonable time.