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BIOSECURITY ACT 2015 - SECT 240

Direction requiring aircraft to land, or not to land, at specified landing place

             (1)  Subject to subsections (2) and (3), a biosecurity officer may give the person in charge or the operator of an aircraft that intends to land at a landing place in Australian territory:

                     (a)  a direction requiring the aircraft to land at a specified landing place in Australian territory; or

                     (b)  a direction requiring the aircraft not to land at one or more specified landing places in Australian territory.

Note:          The person in charge or the operator of the aircraft may commit an offence or contravene a civil penalty provision for failing to comply with a direction given under this subsection (see section 243).

             (2)  A direction may be given under paragraph (1)(a) or (b) only if a biosecurity officer is satisfied that the direction is necessary to manage biosecurity risks associated with the aircraft or any person or thing on board the aircraft.

             (3)  A direction must not be given under paragraph (1)(b) requiring the aircraft not to land at any landing place in Australian territory.

Note:          A direction of this kind may be given under section 241.

             (4)  A biosecurity officer must revoke a direction given under paragraph (1)(b) if a biosecurity officer is satisfied that the direction is no longer necessary to manage biosecurity risks associated with the aircraft or any person or thing on board the aircraft.

             (5)  Subsection (4) does not, by implication, limit the power of a biosecurity officer to revoke a direction given under paragraph (1)(b).



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