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BIOSECURITY ACT 2015 - SECT 16

Meaning of conveyance

             (1)  Conveyance means any of the following:

                     (a)  an aircraft;

                     (b)  a vessel;

                     (c)  a vehicle;

                     (d)  a train (including railway rolling stock);

                     (e)  any other means of transport prescribed by the regulations.

             (2)  However, a reference in this Act to a conveyance does not include a conveyance while it is goods because of subsection 19(2). This subsection does not apply to a reference in:

                     (a)  Part 3 of Chapter 11 (cost recovery); or

                     (b)  another provision of this Act to the extent that it relates to that Part.

Note:          Subsection 19(2) provides that a conveyance (the carried conveyance ) that is, or is to be, brought or imported into Australian territory from outside Australian territory on board another conveyance is goods until immediately after the carried conveyance is released from biosecurity control.

             (3)  A reference in this Act to an aircraft does not include an aircraft while it is goods because of subsection 19(2).

             (4)  A reference in this Act to a vessel does not include a reference to a vessel while it is goods because of subsection 19(2). This subsection does not apply to a reference in:

                     (a)  Chapter 5 (ballast water and sediment); or

                     (b)  another provision of this Act to the extent that it relates to that Chapter.

Note:          An example of a vessel that is goods because of subsection 19(2) is a lifeboat on another vessel.



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