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BIOSECURITY ACT 2015 - SECT 568

Inspector-General may require information etc. for review

             (1)  The Inspector-General may, by written notice given to a person who the Inspector-General believes on reasonable grounds has information or documents relevant to a review under section 567, require the person to:

                     (a)  answer questions, or give information in writing, about the relevant information or documents by the time specified in the notice; or

                     (b)  produce the documents to the Inspector-General by the time specified in the notice.

Note 1:       A person may commit an offence or contravene a civil penalty provision if the person gives false or misleading information (see section 137.1 of the Criminal Code and section 532 of this Act).

Note 2:       A person may commit an offence or contravene a civil penalty provision if the person provides false or misleading documents (see section 137.2 of the Criminal Code and section 533 of this Act).

             (2)  The time specified in the notice must be at least 14 days after the notice is given.

Civil penalty provision

             (3)  A person who is required to answer questions, give information in writing or produce documents under subsection (1) must comply with the requirement.

Civil penalty:          30 penalty units.

Copying documents produced

             (4)  The Inspector-General:

                     (a)  may make copies of, or take extracts from, a document produced under subsection (1); and

                     (b)  for that purpose, may remove the document from the place at which it was produced.

   



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