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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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