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Obstruction or hindrance of person acting in accordance with approved arrangement

             (1)  A person must not obstruct or hinder another person who is:

                     (a)  carrying out biosecurity activities in accordance with an approved arrangement; or

                     (b)  taking action in accordance with a direction given under subsection 421(2) or (3), 426(2) or (3) or 429(1).

Note:          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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