(1) A biosecurity officer may require a person who the biosecurity officer suspects, on reasonable grounds, has information in relation to goods or premises to answer questions, or provide information in writing, in relation to the goods or premises.
Note 1: Premises include a conveyance (see paragraph (a) of the definition of premises in section 9).
Note 2: 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).
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.
Note 1: This section is not subject to the privilege against self-incrimination (see section 635).
Note 2: If a person is required to answer questions, or provide information in writing, under subsection (1) in accordance with a biosecurity control order or a biosecurity response zone determination and the person fails to comply with the requirement, the person may also commit an offence (see section 328).