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CRIMINAL CODE 1899 - SECT 706A

Development of administrative arrangements

706A Development of administrative arrangements

(1) An administrative arrangement can not affect—
(a) any power of a court, including any inherent power, to give a direction or make an order in a particular case, or generally; or
(b) the judicial independence of any court or judicial officer.
(2) However, a practice direction may be made to give effect to an administrative arrangement.
(3) In this section—

"administrative arrangement" means an arrangement entered into between 2 or more relevant agencies for the development of compatible business and operating processes to facilitate the efficient and timely resolution of proceedings under relevant laws.

"relevant agency" means any of the following—
(a) the chief executive;
(b) the chief executive (corrective services);
(c) the chief executive of the department in which the Youth Justice Act 1992 is administered;
(d) the commissioner of the police service;
(e) the director of public prosecutions;
(f) the Chief Magistrate under the Magistrates Act 1991 ;
(g) the Chief Judge of the District Court of Queensland under the District Court of Queensland Act 1967 ;
(h) the Chief Justice of Queensland;
(i) the chief executive officer, Legal Aid Queensland;
(j) the president of the Queensland Law Society Incorporated;
(k) the president of the Bar Association of Queensland;
(l) if nominated by the chief executive—the chief executive officer of a publicly funded, non-profit corporation whose primary purpose as a corporation is to provide legal services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

"relevant law" means any of the following—
(a) any law that includes provisions relating to criminal procedure, including in particular this Code and the Justices Act 1886 ;
(b) any other law that operates in conjunction with, or whose operation is otherwise associated with, the operation of a law mentioned in paragraph (a) ;
(c) practice directions relating to criminal practice and procedure for the purposes of the operation of a law mentioned in paragraph (a) .



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