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Movement of exposed conveyances

             (1)  This section applies in relation to an exposed conveyance that is subject to biosecurity control because of subsection 192(2), (3) or (5).

             (2)  A biosecurity officer may:

                     (a)  give any of the following directions to the person in charge or the operator of the conveyance:

                              (i)  a direction not to move, deal with or interfere with the conveyance;

                             (ii)  a direction to move the conveyance, as soon as practicable, to a place specified by the biosecurity officer (except a place outside Australian territory);

                            (iii)  any other direction relating to the movement of the conveyance; or

                     (b)  cause the conveyance to be moved to another place (except a place outside Australian territory).

Note 1:       If a direction is given under paragraph (2)(a) in relation to a conveyance, and the direction is not complied with, the person in charge and the operator of the conveyance may each commit an offence or contravene a civil penalty provision (see section 215).

Note 2:       See also section 572 (general provisions relating to directions).

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