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BIOSECURITY ACT 2015 - SECT 171

Simplified outline of this Part

This Part deals with bringing or importing goods into Australian territory.

This Part applies to the exclusion of State and Territory laws to the extent that the laws purport to prohibit or restrict the bringing or importation of particular goods into Australian territory, or into a part of Australian territory, from outside Australian territory for the purpose of managing biosecurity risks associated with the goods.

Certain goods (prohibited goods) must not be brought or imported into Australian territory at all.

Certain goods (conditionally non-prohibited goods) may be brought or imported into Australian territory subject to conditions.

Division 2 provides for the Director of Biosecurity and the Director of Human Biosecurity to jointly determine that certain goods are prohibited goods or conditionally non-prohibited goods.

Division 3 deals with permits to bring or import certain conditionally non-prohibited goods into Australian territory.

Division 4 provides for the Director of Biosecurity to determine that certain goods (suspended goods) must not be brought or imported into Australian territory for a period of up to 6 months.

Division 5 sets out offences and civil penalty provisions.



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