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BIOSECURITY ACT 2015 - SECT 428

Biosecurity industry participant must carry out biosecurity activities in accordance with approved arrangement etc.

             (1)  A biosecurity industry participant contravenes this subsection if:

                     (a)  the biosecurity industry participant is authorised to carry out biosecurity activities in accordance with an approved arrangement covering the biosecurity industry participant; and

                     (b)  the biosecurity industry participant:

                              (i)  fails to carry out the biosecurity activities in accordance with the arrangement; or

                             (ii)  fails to comply with any requirements specified in the arrangement; or

                            (iii)  fails to comply with any conditions to which the arrangement is subject.

Note 1:       See section 427 in relation to when a biosecurity industry participant is authorised to carry out biosecurity activities in accordance with an approved arrangement covering the biosecurity industry participant.

Note 2:       The physical elements of an offence against subsection (2) are set out in this subsection (see section 534).

Fault-based offence

             (2)  A person commits an offence if the person contravenes subsection (1).

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

Civil penalty provision

             (3)  A person is liable to a civil penalty if the person contravenes subsection (1).

Civil penalty:          120 penalty units.



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