Major overhaul backed for DNA evidence

The Australian
The reform plan, much of which which needs co-operation from the states, calls for new rules governing access to DNA samples and greater oversight of DNA testing laboratories.

If implemented, the plan would subject labs to internal and external auditing, and forensic analysis of DNA samples would be conducted only by labs accredited by the National Association of Testing Authorities. “In principle, the government supports all of the recommendations of the review,” Home Affairs Minister Brendan O’Connor said.