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BIOSECURITY ACT 2015 - SECT 384

Director of Biosecurity may determine temporary biosecurity monitoring zone

             (1)  The Director of Biosecurity may determine that a specified area in Australian territory is a temporary biosecurity monitoring zone if the Director is satisfied it is necessary to do so for the purpose of monitoring whether a disease or pest that may pose an unacceptable level of biosecurity risk:

                     (a)  has entered, or has emerged, established itself or spread in, the area; or

                     (b)  is likely to enter, or to emerge, establish itself or spread in, the area.

Note 1:       See section 310 in relation to the meaning of biosecurity risk in this Chapter.

Note 2:       For variation and revocation of the determination, see subsection 33(3) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 .

             (2)  Without limiting subsection (1), a specified area may consist of the whole or part of specified premises (other than a conveyance).

             (3)  The Director of Biosecurity may determine that a specified area in Australian territory is a temporary biosecurity monitoring zone even if the area, or a part of the area, is part of another temporary biosecurity monitoring zone.

             (4)  A determination made under subsection (1) is a legislative instrument, but section 42 (disallowance) of the Legislation Act 2003 does not apply to the determination.



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