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BIOSECURITY ACT 2015 - SECT 145

Goods must not be unloaded except at first point of entry for those goods or with permission

             (1)  The person in charge of the aircraft or vessel must not allow the goods to be unloaded from the aircraft or vessel at a landing place or port that is not a first point of entry for those goods, unless permission has been given under subsection 146(2) for the goods to be unloaded at that landing place or port.

Fault-based offence

             (2)  The person in charge of an aircraft or vessel commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person allows goods to be unloaded from the aircraft or vessel at a landing place or port in Australian territory; and

                     (b)  the goods are subject to biosecurity control; and

                     (c)  the landing place or port is not a first point of entry for those goods; and

                     (d)  permission has not been given under subsection 146(2) for the goods to be unloaded at that landing place or port.

Penalty:  Imprisonment for 5 years or 300 penalty units, or both.

Civil penalty provision

             (3)  A person is liable to a civil penalty if the person contravenes subsection (1).

Civil penalty:          120 penalty units.



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