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BIOSECURITY ACT 2015 - SECT 328

Contravention of requirement to answer questions etc.

                   A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the power given by subsection 319(1) to require a person to answer questions, or provide information in writing, is specified in a biosecurity control order or a biosecurity response zone determination; and

                     (b)  the person is required to answer questions, or provide information in writing, under that subsection; and

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

                     (d)  the person fails to comply with the requirement.

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 subsection 319(2)).



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