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Application of this Act in relation to pests that are quarantine risks or invasive pests

             (1)  This Act (other than Part 1 of Chapter 8 (biosecurity emergencies)) applies in relation to a pest only if:

                     (a)  the pest is capable of:

                              (i)  infesting humans, animals or plants; or

                             (ii)  acting as a vector for a disease; or

                            (iii)  causing disease in any other way; or

                     (b)  the pest is an invasive pest.

Note:          For the application of this Act in relation to invasive pests, see section 26.

             (2)  Part 1 of Chapter 8 applies only in relation to a pest that is referred to in paragraph (1)(a).

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