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:
A person is authorised to carry out an intimate forensic procedure authorised by an order under this Part that is registered in accordance with an arrangement referred to in subsection 23YUB(1) anywhere in the Commonwealth. The person is authorised to carry out the procedure in accordance with Division 6 and not otherwise.
A person is authorised to carry out a non-intimate forensic procedure authorised by an order under this Part that is registered in accordance with an arrangement referred to in subsection 23YUB(1) anywhere in the Commonwealth. The person is authorised to carry out the procedure in accordance with Division 6 or a corresponding law of a participating jurisdiction, and not otherwise.
A constable, or other person assisting a constable in accordance with this Part or a corresponding law of a participating jurisdiction, is not compelled by this Part, or an arrangement referred to in subsection 23YUB(1) , to execute an order registered under such an arrangement.
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