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BIOSECURITY ACT 2015 - SECT 404

Simplified outline of this Chapter

This Chapter provides for the Director of Biosecurity or the Director of Human Biosecurity to approve proposed arrangements that provide for the person covered by the arrangement (the biosecurity industry participant) to carry out activities (biosecurity activities) to manage biosecurity risks associated with specified goods, premises or other things.

A biosecurity industry participant covered by an approved arrangement is authorised and required to carry out biosecurity activities in accordance with the arrangement (except in certain circumstances).

Part 2 deals with matters relating to obtaining approval of a proposed arrangement.

Part 3 deals with varying an approved arrangement.

Part 4 deals with suspending an approved arrangement, or a part of an approved arrangement, for a period.

Part 5 deals with revoking an approved arrangement.

Part 6 sets out the powers and obligations of biosecurity industry participants in carrying out biosecurity activities in accordance with an approved arrangement.

Part 7 includes other provisions relating to approved arrangements. Division 1 deals with matters relating to applications for approval of proposed arrangements; Division 2 provides for the Director of Biosecurity or the Director of Human Biosecurity to require audits to be carried out in relation to approved arrangements; and Division 3 sets out offence and civil penalty provisions and provides for protection from civil proceedings.

   



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