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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
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
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
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