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Meaning of person in charge

             (1)  Person in charge of goods:

                     (a)  means:

                              (i)  the owner of the goods; or

                             (ii)  a person (other than a biosecurity officer or a biosecurity enforcement officer) who is in possession or control of the goods; and

                     (b)  includes a biosecurity industry participant who is in possession or control of the goods as authorised by an approved arrangement covering the biosecurity industry participant.

Note:          Person in charge of goods does not include a biosecurity industry participant in certain provisions of this Act (see subsections 134(7), 336(6), 626(5) and 628(7)).

             (2)  Person in charge of a conveyance means the person in charge or command of the conveyance, but does not include a ship's pilot.

Note:          A conveyance includes an aircraft and a vessel (see subsection 16(1)).

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