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BIOSECURITY ACT 2015 - SECT 632

Compensation for damaged goods

Director of Biosecurity may approve compensation

             (1)  The Director of Biosecurity may, if the Director considers it appropriate to do so, approve the payment of a reasonable amount of compensation under this section in respect of goods that are damaged by a person in the course of performing functions or duties, or exercising powers, under this Act.

Note 1:       Compensation is not payable unless a claim is made by or on behalf of the owner of the goods (see subsection 634(3)).

Note 2:       The amount of compensation is the amount prescribed by, or determined in accordance with, the regulations (see subsection 634(5)).

Note 3:       Even if the Director of Biosecurity does not approve the payment of a reasonable amount of compensation under this section, the owner of the goods may be entitled to compensation under section 27 (compensation for acquisition of property).

Exceptions

             (2)  The Director of Biosecurity must not approve the payment of compensation under this section in respect of goods that are damaged as a result of treatment carried out on the goods under section 133, 134, 335 or 336.



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