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BIOSECURITY ACT 2015 - SECT 190

Simplified outline of this Part

This Part deals with conveyances that enter, or intend to enter, Australian territory from outside Australian territory.

Division 2 provides for those conveyances to be subject to biosecurity control when they enter Australian territory. Division 2 also provides for other conveyances to be subject to biosecurity control if they are exposed to a conveyance that is subject to biosecurity control.

Division 3 provides for pre-arrival reports to be given in relation to aircraft or vessels that enter or intend to enter Australian territory from outside Australian territory and aircraft or vessels that intend to be, or are, exposed to conveyances or goods that are subject to biosecurity control. Division 3 also provides for persons on board incoming aircraft or vessels to provide information for the purpose of assessing the level of biosecurity risk associated with them.

Division 4 sets out powers that may be exercised to assess the level of biosecurity risk associated with conveyances that are subject to biosecurity control.

Division 5 provides for biosecurity measures to be taken if the level of biosecurity risk associated with conveyances that are subject to biosecurity control is considered to be unacceptable.

Division 6 deals with leaving conveyances that are subject to biosecurity control.

Division 7 sets out how conveyances that are subject to biosecurity control are released from biosecurity control.

Division 8 deals with when a vessel must display the prescribed quarantine signal and provides for other miscellaneous matters.



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