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BIOSECURITY ACT 2015 - SECT 519

Basic operation of civil penalties under Part 4 of the Regulatory Powers Act

                   Enforceable civil penalty provisions

             (1)  Each civil penalty provision of this Act is enforceable under Part 4 of the Regulatory Powers Act.

Note:          Part 4 of the Regulatory Powers Act allows a civil penalty provision to be enforced by obtaining an order for a person to pay a pecuniary penalty for the contravention of the provision.

Authorised applicant

             (2)  For the purposes of Part 4 of the Regulatory Powers Act, each of the following persons is an authorised applicant in relation to the civil penalty provisions mentioned in subsection (1):

                     (a)  the Director of Biosecurity;

                     (b)  the Director of Human Biosecurity.

Relevant court

             (3)  For the purposes of Part 4 of the Regulatory Powers Act, each relevant court (as defined in section 9 of this Act) is a relevant court in relation to the civil penalty provisions mentioned in subsection (1).

Extension to external Territories

             (4)  Part 4 of the Regulatory Powers Act, as it applies in relation to a civil penalty provision mentioned in subsection (1), extends to every external Territory to which the provision extends.



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