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BIOSECURITY ACT 2015 - SECT 421

Management of biosecurity risks during suspension

             (1)  This section applies if an approved arrangement covering a biosecurity industry participant, or a part of such an arrangement, is suspended for a period under Division 1 or 2.

             (2)  The relevant Director may, in writing, direct the biosecurity industry participant to take specified action, within a specified period, to manage any biosecurity risks associated with goods, premises or other things that the biosecurity industry participant would have been authorised to deal with if the approved arrangement, or the part of the arrangement, had not been suspended.

             (3)  If:

                     (a)  the biosecurity industry participant is given a direction to take specified action to manage biosecurity risks associated with goods, premises or other things as mentioned in subsection (2); and

                     (b)  the biosecurity industry participant does not take the action within the period specified in the direction; and

                     (c)  the biosecurity industry participant is not the owner of the goods, premises or other things;

the relevant Director may, in writing, direct the owner of the goods, premises or other things to take the specified action within a specified period.

             (4)  A person who is given a direction under subsection (2) or (3) must comply with the direction.

Fault-based offence

             (5)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person is given a direction under subsection (2) or (3); and

                     (b)  the person engages in conduct; and

                     (c)  the conduct contravenes the direction.

Penalty:  Imprisonment for 5 years or 300 penalty units, or both.

Civil penalty provision

             (6)  A person is liable to a civil penalty if the person contravenes subsection (4).

Civil penalty:          120 penalty units.



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