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BIOSECURITY ACT 2015 - SECT 12

Meaning of Australian territory

                   A reference in a provision of this Act to Australian territory is a reference to:

                     (a)  Australia, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands and any external Territory to which that provision extends; and

                     (b)  the airspace over an area covered by paragraph (a); and

                     (c)  the coastal sea of Australia, of Christmas Island, of Cocos (Keeling) Islands and of any other external Territory to which that provision extends.

Note 1:       Under subsection 7(2), the regulations may extend this Act, or any provisions of this Act, to external Territories.

Note 2:       The definition of coastal sea of Australia or an external Territory in subsection 15B(4) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 includes the airspace over Australia or the external Territory.



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