Chapter 4
Roles and responsibilities

Key Proposals

Proposals: The new Act should formally establish a central authority for extradition that would be responsible for receiving, managing, and executing extradition requests in the standard procedure. The central authority should be either the Attorney-General or the Solicitor-General. Ministers of the Crown and other agencies need to be involved in the extradition process; however, there should be a clear division of responsibilities.

Rationale: A clearer and more efficient structure will enable more effective cooperation with foreign states, reduce administrative complexity, and remove any confusion of roles.