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BIOSECURITY ACT 2015 - SECT 19

Meaning of goods

             (1)  Goods includes the following:

                     (a)  an animal;

                     (b)  a plant (whether moveable or not);

                     (c)  a sample or specimen of a disease agent;

                     (d)  a pest;

                     (e)  mail;

                      (f)  any other article, substance or thing (including, but not limited to, any kind of moveable property).

             (2)  For the purposes of this Act, except Part 3 of Chapter 11 (cost recovery), 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 from the time the carried conveyance is first intended to be so brought or imported until immediately after the carried conveyance is released from biosecurity control.

Note:          Conveyances that would be goods under this subsection include, for example, a lifeboat being carried on a vessel and an aircraft or vehicle brought into Australian territory as cargo on a vessel.

             (3)  For the purposes of Parts 1 and 3 of Chapter 3, and any other provision of this Act to the extent that it relates to either of those Parts, the carried conveyance continues to be goods after it is released from biosecurity control.

Note:          This ensures that:

(a)    a notice releasing the carried conveyance from biosecurity control can be revoked under section 164; and

(b)    provisions of those Parts relating to goods can still be enforced in relation to the carried conveyance after it is released from biosecurity control.

             (4)  However, goods does not include:

                     (a)  ballast water; or

                     (b)  human remains; or

                     (c)  except to the extent provided in subsection (2) or (3), a conveyance.



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