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CRIMES ACT 1914 - SECT 23YUI

Disclosure of information

             (1)  Despite section 23YO, or any law of a State or Territory relating to forensic procedures and DNA databases, a person may disclose information stored on the Commonwealth DNA database system, NCIDD or a State/Territory DNA database system if:

                     (a)  the disclosure is to:

                              (i)  any law enforcement agency (within the meaning of the Australian Crime Commission Act 2002 ); or

                             (ii)  a foreign law enforcement agency (within the meaning of that Act); or

                            (iii)  the International Criminal Police Organisation; or

                            (iv)  any other agency or body of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory, or of a foreign country, prescribed by the regulations; and

                     (b)  the information is relevant to the activities of that agency or body; and

                     (c)  the disclosure is for a permitted purpose.

             (2)  Despite section 23YO, or any law of a State or Territory relating to forensic procedures and DNA databases, a person may disclose information stored on the Commonwealth DNA database system, NCIDD or a State/Territory DNA database system if:

                     (a)  the information concerns the result of a match of an unknown deceased person's DNA profile with a missing person's DNA profile; and

                     (b)  the disclosure is made to a relative, guardian, spouse, de facto partner or friend of the deceased person.



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