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BIOLOGICAL CONTROL ACT 1985 - NOTES

- As at 8 July 2016 - Act 199 of 1985

Reprint history:

Reprint No 1   20 November 2001  

WHEREAS:

(1) It is generally acknowledged that in the interests of the Australian economy and for the general protection of the Australian environment it is necessary to implement a Scheme for biological control of pests in the States and Territories of Australia:
(2) The implementation of such a Scheme requires uniform legislation throughout Australia and for that legislation to be administered on a uniform basis:
(3) The Commonwealth, the other States and the Northern Territory have enacted, or are taking action to provide for the introduction of, the necessary legislation:
BE it therefore enacted by the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council and Legislative Assembly of New South Wales in Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

Historical notes

The following abbreviations are used in the Historical notes:

Am amended LW legislation website Sch Schedule
Cl clause No number Schs Schedules
Cll clauses p page Sec section
Div Division pp pages Secs sections
Divs Divisions Reg Regulation Subdiv Subdivision
GG Government Gazette Regs Regulations Subdivs Subdivisions
Ins inserted Rep repealed Subst substituted
(1) Relevant laws under sec 5:

Tasmanian Biological Control Act 1986
Commonwealth Biological Control Act 1984
South Australian Biological Control Act 1986
GG No 99 of 27.6.1986, p 2997
Victorian Biological Control Act 1986 GG No 6 of 9.1.1987, p 113
Northern Territory Biological Control Act 1986 GG No 83 of 22.5.1987, p 2414
Western Australian Biological Control Act 1986 GG No 115 of 3.7.1987, p 3768
Queensland Biological Control Act 1987 GG No 12 of 22.1.1988, p 351
(2) Target organisms under sec 32 (1):

Organisms of the following species:
Echium. GG No 170 of 6.11.1987, p 6168
Rubus fruticosus L. agg. GG No 119 of 22.7.1988, p 3852
(3) Agent organisms under sec 32 (2):

Organisms of the following species:
Ceutorhyncus geographicus--(Echium weevil).
Ceutorhyncus larvatus--(Echium weevil).
Longitarsus aeneus--(Echium flea beetle).
Longitarsus echii--(Echium flea beetle).
Dialectica scalariella--(Echium leaf-mining moth).
Dictyla echii--(Echium bug).
Dictyla nassata--(Echium bug).
Phytoecia coerulescens--(Echium stem-boring beetle).
GG No 170 of 6.11.1987, p 6168

Table of amending instruments

Biological Control Act 1985 No 199. Assented to 10.12.1985. Date of commencement, secs 1 and 2 excepted, 30.5.1986, sec 2 and GG No 85 of 23.5.1986, p 2288. This Act has been amended as follows:

1986 No 16 Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1986. Assented to 1.5.1986.
Date of commencement of Sch 4, 30.5.1986, sec 2 (3) and GG No 85 of 23.5.1986, p 2288.
1993 No 47 Statute Law (Penalties) Act 1993. Assented to 15.6.1993.
Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.
1995 No 99 Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 1995. Assented to 21.12.1995.
Date of commencement of the provisions of Sch 1 relating to the Biological Control Act 1985, assent, sec 2 (2).
2010 No 59 Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2010. Assented to 28.6.2010.
Date of commencement of Sch 2.10, 9.7.2010, sec 2 (2).
2015 No 15 Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2015. Assented to 29.6.2015.
Date of commencement of Sch 1.2, 8.7.2015, sec 2 (1).
2016 No 27 Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2016. Assented to 7.6.2016.
Date of commencement of Sch 1.2, 8.7.2016, sec 2 (1).

Table of amendments

Sec 3 Am 1995 No 99, Sch 1; 2010 No 59, Sch 2.10 [1]; 2015 No 15, Sch 1.2; 2016 No 27, Sch 1.2 [1]-[3].
Sec 4 Am 2016 No 27, Sch 1.2 [4].
Sec 8 Am 1995 No 99, Sch 1.
Sec 9 Am 2010 No 59, Sch 2.10 [2].
Secs 19, 20, 24, 28, 29, 32 Am 2016 No 27, Sch 1.2 [5].
Sec 34 Am 1986 No 16, Sch 4.
Sec 35 Am 2016 No 27, Sch 1.2 [5].
Secs 41, 43, 45, 46, 49 Am 1993 No 47, Sch 1.
Sec 53 Am 2010 No 59, Sch 2.10 [2].



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