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Proof of identity of convicted people—affidavits by members of Australian Federal Police

    (1)     This section applies if a member of the Australian Federal Police—

        (a)     makes an affidavit in the form prescribed by regulation; and

        (b)     states in the affidavit that the member is a fingerprint expert for the Australian Federal Police.

    (2)     For the purpose of proving before a court the identity of a person alleged to have been convicted of an offence against a Commonwealth law, the affidavit is evidence in a proceeding that the person whose fingerprints are shown on a fingerprint card mentioned in the affidavit and marked for identification—

        (a)     is the person mentioned in a certificate of conviction, or certified copy of conviction annexed to the affidavit, as having been convicted of an offence; and

        (b)     was convicted of the offence; and

        (c)     was convicted of any other offence of which the person is stated in the affidavit to have been convicted.

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