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BIOSECURITY ACT 2015 - SECT 581

Use in accordance with section 580 does not contravene laws etc.

Authorised use not an offence under other laws

                 (1)    Subject to subsection (2), a pers on does not commit an offence, and is not liable to any penalty, under any other enactment of the Commonwealth, or any enactment of a State or Territory, as a result of the person making a record of, or disclosing or using, information in accordance with section 580.

             (2)  Subsection (1) does not apply in relation to provisions of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979 and the Intelligence Services Act 2001 .

Authorised use does not result in liability for civil proceedings

                 (3)    A person is not liable to civil proceedings for loss, damage or injury of any kind suffered by another person as a result of the person making a record of, or disclosing or using, information in accordance with section 580.

Authorised use does not contravene medical or other professional standards

                 (4)    A person does not contravene medical standards, or any other relevant professional standards, as a result of the person making a record of, or disclosing or using, information in accordance with section 580.



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