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BIOSECURITY ACT 2015 - SECT 364
Simplified outline of this Part
This Part provides for the Director of Biosecurity to determine that a
specified area in Australian territory is a biosecurity response zone if:
(a) a biosecurity
officer suspects, on reasonable grounds, that a disease or pest may be present
in or on goods or premises in the area and may pose an unacceptable level of
biosecurity risk in, or in relation to, the area; and
(b) the Director of
Biosecurity is satisfied it is necessary to make the determination for the
purpose of managing the biosecurity risk posed by the disease or pest.
Division 2 sets out requirements relating to making a biosecurity
response zone determination, including requirements relating to the content of
the determination and requirements relating to consultation and notification.
Division 3 deals with the powers that may be exercised (including in
premises) in accordance with a biosecurity response zone determination.
Before exercising a power in accordance with a biosecurity response zone
determination, a biosecurity official must be satisfied of the matters
referred to in section 32 (the principles).
Division 4 sets out offences and civil penalty provisions.
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