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BIOSECURITY ACT 2015 - SECT 556

Powers that may be exercised by biosecurity officer after boarding a conveyance

             (1)  A biosecurity officer who boards a conveyance under section 555 may remain on board the conveyance for any period that he or she thinks necessary for the purpose of performing functions or duties, or exercising powers, under this Act.

             (2)  If a biosecurity officer boards a conveyance under section 555, the biosecurity officer may direct the person in charge of the conveyance to provide suitable and sufficient food and sleeping accommodation for the biosecurity officer.

Note:          See also section 572 (general provisions relating to directions).

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

Strict liability offence

             (4)  A person commits an offence of strict liability if the person contravenes subsection (3).

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code .

Penalty:  10 penalty units.



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