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BIOSECURITY ACT 2015 - SECT 352
Simplified outline of this Part
This Part provides for the Director of Biosecurity to make a biosecurity
control order in relation to goods or premises in Australian territory and a
disease or pest if:
(a) a biosecurity
officer suspects, on reasonable grounds, that the disease or pest may be
present in or on the goods or premises and may pose an unacceptable level of
biosecurity risk; and
(b) the Director of
Biosecurity is satisfied that biosecurity measures need to be taken in
relation to the goods or premises for the purpose of managing the biosecurity
risk posed by the disease or pest.
Division 2 sets out requirements relating to making a biosecurity control
order, including requirements relating to the content and form of a
biosecurity control order. Division 2 also deals with varying and
revoking a biosecurity control order.
Division 3 deals with the powers that may be exercised (including in
premises) in accordance with a biosecurity control order.
Before exercising a power in accordance with a biosecurity control order, a
biosecurity official must be satisfied of the matters referred to in
section 32 (the principles).
Division 4 sets out a civil penalty provision.
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