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Human remains brought into Australian territory

                  (1)   Human remains may be brought into Australian territory.

Note 1:       In some cases, requirements are specified for bringing human remains into Australian territory (see subsection (2)).

Note 2:        Human remains are not goods (see the definition of goods in section 19).

                  (2)   The Director of Human Biosecurity may specify, in writing:

                            (a)    classes of human remains; and

                            (b)    requirements for:

                                       (i)    bringing human remains into Australian territory; or

                                      (ii)    managing human remains in those classes after bringing them into Australian territory.

             (3)  An instrument made under subsection (2) is a legislative instrument, but section 42 (disallowance) of the Legislation Act 2003 does not apply to the instrument.

             (4)  A requirement specified for the purposes of paragraph (2)(b) must relate to preventing, or reducing the risk of, a listed human disease entering, or emerging, establishing itself, or spreading in, Australian territory or a part of Australian territory.

                  (5)   This section does not apply to the human remains of an individual who dies:

                     (a)  in transit before arriving in Australian territory; or

                     (b)  on arrival in Australian territory.

Note:          For individuals who have died in transit or on arrival, see section 112.

Civil penalty provision

             (6)  A person to whom a requirement under subsection (2) applies must comply with the requirement.

Civil penalty:          30 penalty units.

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