Commonwealth Consolidated Acts

[Index] [Table] [Search] [Search this Act] [Notes] [Noteup] [Previous] [Next] [Download] [Help]

BIOSECURITY ACT 2015 - SECT 98

Traveller movement measure alert

Who Director of Human Biosecurity must notify

                 (1)    The Director of Human Biosecurity must notify the following if a traveller movement measure is included in a human biosecurity control order:

                            (a)    the Agriculture Department;

                            (b)    the Immigration Department;

                            (c)    the Foreign Affairs Department;

                            (e)    the National Focal Point.

Note:          For the content of the notification, see section 99.

                 (2)    A failure to notify a person, body or agency under subsection (1) does not affect the validity of the human biosecurity control order, or the traveller movement measure.

Who Director of Human Biosecurity may notify

                 (3)    The Director of Human Biosecurity may (if he or she considers it appropriate) also notify any one or more of the following if a traveller movement measure is included in a human biosecurity control order:

                            (a)    any one or more operators of outgoing passenger aircraft or vessels;

                            (b)    any State or Territory body responsible for the administration of health services in the State or Territory;

                            (c)    any State Party's National IHR Focal Point (within the meaning of the International Health Regulations).

Requirement for notification

                 (4)    A notification under subsection (1) or (3):

                            (a)    must be in writing; and

                            (b)    must be made within 24 hours of including the traveller movement measure in the human biosecurity control order.

Legislative instruments

             (5)  A notification under subsection (1) or (3) is not a legislative instrument.

Notification of cessation of measure

                 (6)    If a person, body or agency was notified under subsection (1) or (3) of the inclusion of a traveller movement measure, the Director of Human Biosecurity must further notify the person, body or agency if the measure ceases to be in force.

Note 1:       For when a traveller movement measure ceases to be in force, see subsection 96(3).

Note 2:       The original notification of the traveller movement measure must be destroyed in accordance with section 100.



AustLII: Copyright Policy | Disclaimers | Privacy Policy | Feedback