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BIOSECURITY ACT 2015 - SECT 198

Securing conveyance

             (1)  A biosecurity officer may direct the person in charge or the operator of the conveyance to secure the conveyance in a manner, and for a period (which must not exceed 48 hours), specified by the biosecurity officer.

Note:          The biosecurity officer may give more than one direction relating to the conveyance (see subsection 33(1) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 ).

Civil penalty provision

             (2)  A person who is given a direction under subsection (1) must comply with the direction.

Civil penalty:          120 penalty units.

Note 1:       If judicial review is sought in relation to a direction given under subsection (1), the direction remains in force unless a court finally determines the validity of the decision to give the direction (see section 538).

Note 2:       A person may contravene a civil penalty provision for moving, dealing with or interfering with a conveyance that has been secured in accordance with a direction given under subsection (1) (see section 204).

Note 3:       See also section 572 (general provisions relating to directions).



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