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BIOSECURITY ACT 2015 - SECT 312E

Asking questions about goods

             (1)  A biosecurity officer may require the person who brought or imported goods referred to in subsection 312D(1) into Australian territory, or a person in charge of such goods, to answer questions, or provide information in writing, in relation to the goods.

Note 1:       A person may commit an offence or contravene a civil penalty provision if the person provides false or misleading information (see section 137.1 of the Criminal Code and section 532 of this Act).

Note 2:       This section is not subject to the privilege against self-incrimination (see section 635).

Civil penalty provision

             (2)  A person who is required to answer questions, or provide information in writing, under subsection (1) must comply with the requirement.

Civil penalty:          120 penalty units.



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