41.1 This chapter discusses specific issues arising from the existing regulatory framework for forensic procedures, and contains recommendations to address the privacy, discrimination and ethical concerns identified by the Inquiry in relation to the use of genetic information in criminal investigations.

41.2 In Chapter 40, the Inquiry recommended that, whereapplicable, state and territory legislatures should amend their forensic procedures legislation in a manner consistent with the recommendations made in this Report in relation to the Crimes Act 1914 (Cth) (Crimes Act). Each specific recommendation discussed below also should be read in light of that general recommendation.