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BIOSECURITY ACT 2015 - SECT 327

Contravention of direction

                   A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the power to give a direction under any of the following provisions is specified in a biosecurity control order or a biosecurity response zone determination:

                              (i)  subsection 317(1) or (2) (direction to secure goods or a conveyance);

                             (ii)  paragraph 318(2)(b) (direction to deliver samples of goods or premises);

                            (iii)  paragraph 321(1)(a) (direction relating to movement of goods or conveyance); and

                     (b)  the person is given a direction under any of those provisions; and

                     (c)  the direction is given in accordance with the biosecurity control order or the biosecurity response zone determination (as the case may be); and

                     (d)  the person engages in conduct; and

                     (e)  the conduct contravenes the direction.

Penalty:  Imprisonment for 5 years or 300 penalty units, or both.

Note:          The person may also contravene a civil penalty provision for contravening the direction (see subsections 317(3), 318(4) and 321(2)).



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