(1) For the purposes of paragraph 162(1)(a), a notice releasing goods from biosecurity control may be given:
(a) in writing (including by an automated electronic system); or
Automated release notices
(2) An automated electronic system that is used to produce notices ( automated release notices ) releasing goods from biosecurity control for the purposes of paragraph 162(1)(a) must comply with the requirements prescribed by the regulations.
(3) An automated release notice is taken to have been given by a biosecurity officer.
(4) An automated release notice in relation to goods is of no effect to the extent that it is inconsistent with an earlier direction given in relation to the goods by a biosecurity officer under this Act.