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BIOSECURITY ACT 2015 - SECT 196

Persons on incoming aircraft or vessel may be required to provide information to assess biosecurity risk

             (1)  This section applies in relation to a person who:

                     (a)  intends to enter, or enters, Australian territory on an incoming aircraft or vessel; and

                     (b)  is included in a prescribed class of persons.

             (2)  The Director of Biosecurity may require the person to provide information (including by answering questions) for the purpose of assessing the level of biosecurity risk associated with the person and any goods that the person has with him or her.

Note 1:       This section is not subject to the privilege against self-incrimination (see section 635).

Note 2:       A person may commit an offence or contravene a civil penalty provision if the person provides false or misleading information (see section 137.1 of the Criminal Code and section 532 of this Act).

             (3)  The information required under subsection (2) must be provided in the manner approved by the Director of Biosecurity.

Civil penalty provision

             (4)  A person who is required to provide information under subsection (2) must comply with the requirement.

Civil penalty:          120 penalty units.



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