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Modification of this Act during biosecurity emergencies

             (1)  This Division sets out the modifications of this Act that apply during a biosecurity emergency period.

Effect of modifications on this Act

             (2)  A power, conferred by a provision of this Act, that is modified by this Division may also be exercised during a biosecurity emergency period without that modification (whether the power is exercised in relation to the declaration disease or pest, or any other disease or pest).

             (3)  This Division does not limit section 616 (exemptions from and modifications of this Act).

Application of section 312

             (4)  Section 312 (application of Chapter 6) applies in relation to the exercise of a power in accordance with this Division or Division 6 as if the power were being exercised under Chapter 6 (managing biosecurity risks: monitoring, control and response).

Note 1:       Before exercising a power in accordance with this Division or Division 6, a biosecurity official must be satisfied of the matters referred to in section 32 (the principles).

Note 2:       A biosecurity officer may be assisted by other persons in exercising powers under this Division (see section 536).

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