Child Protection (Offenders Registration) Act 2000 No 42
12H Retention of documents, fingerprints and photographs
(1) The Commissioner of Police may retain and use for identification, law enforcement or child protection purposes any of the following taken under this Division from a person—(a) copies of any documents,(b) any fingerprints,(c) any photographs.(2) A person having possession of documents, fingerprints or photographs provided under this Division must not use them otherwise than for a purpose permitted by this Division.Maximum penalty—20 penalty units.(3) Despite any other law, a person having possession of the fingerprints of a registrable person provided under, or used for the purposes of, this Division is not required to destroy those fingerprints before the registrable person ceases to have reporting obligations.Note.Part 7B of the Crimes (Forensic Procedures) Act 2000 provides for the carrying out of certain other forensic procedures (including carrying out of buccal swabs and taking samples of hair other than pubic hair) on persons required to comply with the reporting obligations under this Act.