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Biosecurity Bill 2014

2013-2014-2015

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

As passed by both Houses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Biosecurity Bill 2015

 

No.      , 2015

 

 

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act relating to diseases and pests that may cause harm to human, animal or plant health or the environment, and for related purposes

   

   

   



Contents

Chapter 1—Preliminary                                                                                          1

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                              1

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 2

3............ Simplified outline of this Act.............................................................. 2

4............ Objects of this Act.............................................................................. 5

5............ Appropriate Level of Protection (ALOP) for Australia against biosecurity risks     6

6............ Act binds the Crown........................................................................... 6

7............ Extension of Act to Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands and other prescribed external Territories               6

8............ Concurrent operation of State and Territory laws................................ 7

Part 2—Definitions                                                                                                                 8

9............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 8

10.......... Meaning of approved arrangement .................................................. 28

11.......... Meaning of associate ........................................................................ 28

12.......... Meaning of Australian territory ........................................................ 30

13.......... Meaning of biosecurity entry point ................................................... 30

14.......... Meaning of biosecurity industry participant and covered by ............ 31

15.......... Meaning of commercial-in-confidence .............................................. 31

16.......... Meaning of conveyance ..................................................................... 32

17.......... Meaning of exposed to ...................................................................... 32

18.......... Meaning of first point of entry .......................................................... 33

19.......... Meaning of goods ............................................................................. 33

20.......... Meaning of installation ..................................................................... 34

21.......... Meaning of operator of a conveyance.............................................. 35

22.......... Meaning of person in charge ............................................................ 35

Part 3—Constitutional and international law provisions                             37

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                           37

23.......... Simplified outline of this Part............................................................ 37

Division 2—Constitutional and international law provisions                 38

24.......... Severability....................................................................................... 38

25.......... Application of this Act in relation to pests that are quarantine risks or invasive pests              40

26.......... Application of this Act in relation to invasive pests.......................... 41

27.......... Compensation for acquisition of property......................................... 41

28.......... Freedom of interstate trade, commerce and intercourse..................... 42

29.......... Commonwealth not to give preference.............................................. 42

30.......... Application of this Act to foreign aircraft and vessels....................... 42

Part 4—Principles affecting decisions to exercise certain powers           43

31.......... Simplified outline of this Part............................................................ 43

32.......... The principles.................................................................................... 43

Chapter 2—Managing biosecurity risks: human health     47

Part 1—General protections and listing human diseases                              47

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                           47

33.......... Simplified outline of this Part............................................................ 47

Division 2—Protections                                                                                              48

Subdivision A—General protections                                                                    48

34.......... The principles.................................................................................... 48

35.......... No interference with urgent or life-threatening medical needs........... 49

Subdivision B—Protections for children or incapable persons                    49

36.......... Child or incapable person may be accompanied................................ 49

37.......... Officer to contact parent, guardian or next of kin of unaccompanied child or incapable person               49

38.......... Requirement to comply with direction............................................... 50

39.......... Parent, guardian or next of kin may authorise person to accompany child or incapable person                51

40.......... Giving consent.................................................................................. 51

41.......... Exception for requiring an individual to remain at a place................. 51

Division 3—Listing human diseases                                                                     52

42.......... Listing human diseases..................................................................... 52

Part 2—Preventing risks to human health                                                            53

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                           53

43.......... Simplified outline of this Part............................................................ 53

Division 2—Entry and exit requirements                                                         54

44.......... Entry requirements............................................................................ 54

45.......... Exit requirements.............................................................................. 55

46.......... Civil penalties for failing to comply with certain entry and exit requirements           58

Division 3—Contact information for operators                                           59

47.......... Requirements for operators to provide 24/7 contact information....... 59

Division 4—Pratique                                                                                                    60

48.......... Positive pratique................................................................................ 60

49.......... Negative pratique.............................................................................. 60

50.......... Pre-departure reporting..................................................................... 61

Division 5—Preventative biosecurity measures                                            63

51.......... Determining preventative biosecurity measures................................ 63

52.......... Civil penalty for failing to comply with a preventative biosecurity measure             64

53.......... Requirements to destroy disease agents on incoming or outgoing aircraft or vessels               64

Division 6—Information gathering powers                                                     65

54.......... Who may ask questions and require written information.................. 65

55.......... Asking questions and requiring answers from particular individuals 65

56.......... Asking questions and requiring answers from any individual.......... 66

57.......... Requiring an individual to provide written information..................... 67

58.......... Offence for failing to comply with a requirement.............................. 67

Part 3—Managing risks to human health: human biosecurity control orders      68

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                           68

59.......... Simplified outline of this Part............................................................ 68

Division 2—Imposing human biosecurity control orders on individuals               70

Subdivision A—Imposing, varying and revoking human biosecurity control orders   70

60.......... Imposing a human biosecurity control order on an individual........... 70

61.......... Contents of a human biosecurity control order.................................. 71

62.......... Form of a human biosecurity control order....................................... 72

63.......... Giving a human biosecurity control order to an individual................ 72

64.......... Varying a human biosecurity control order....................................... 73

65.......... Giving notice of a variation of a human biosecurity control order..... 74

66.......... Revoking a human biosecurity control order..................................... 74

67.......... Notifying Director of Human Biosecurity of imposition, variation or revocation of human biosecurity control order.......................................................................................................... 75

Subdivision B—Powers if officer intends to impose human biosecurity control order                75

68.......... Requiring an individual to remain at a place...................................... 75

69.......... Providing contact information........................................................... 75

70.......... Requirement for an individual to notify changes to contact information 76

Subdivision C—When an individual is required to comply with a biosecurity measure              77

71.......... Consenting to a biosecurity measure................................................. 77

72.......... Director of Human Biosecurity may give direction requiring compliance                77

73.......... When direction to comply with biosecurity measure ceases to be in force                80

74.......... When individual is required to comply with a biosecurity measure... 80

Subdivision D—AAT review of isolation and traveller movement measures 82

75.......... Obligation on Director of Human Biosecurity relating to Administrative Appeals Tribunal application  82

76.......... Applications...................................................................................... 83

77.......... Reasons and documents.................................................................... 84

78.......... Time period for making a decision.................................................... 85

79.......... Limitation on Administrative Appeals Tribunal power to stay etc. decisions           86

Subdivision E—Other provisions relating to external review of isolation and traveller movement measures      87

80.......... Time period for making applications under the Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977      87

81.......... Judicial review of isolation and traveller movement measures.......... 87

Division 3—Biosecurity measures that may be included in a human biosecurity control order              88

Subdivision A—General provisions relating to including biosecurity measures in a human biosecurity control order                                                                                                          88

82.......... Who can include a biosecurity measure in a human biosecurity control order          88

83.......... Informing individual of risks............................................................ 88

84.......... Test for including a biosecurity measure in a human biosecurity control order        89

Subdivision B—Biosecurity measures that may be included in a human biosecurity control order         89

85.......... Managing contacts............................................................................ 89

86.......... Contacting officer with health status................................................. 90

87.......... Restricting behaviour........................................................................ 90

88.......... Risk minimisation interventions........................................................ 90

89.......... Decontamination............................................................................... 91

90.......... Undergoing an examination.............................................................. 91

91.......... Requiring body samples for diagnosis.............................................. 92

92.......... Receiving a vaccination or treatment................................................. 92

93.......... Receiving medication........................................................................ 93

94.......... Appropriate medical or other standards to be applied........................ 93

95.......... No use of force to require compliance with certain biosecurity measures 93

96.......... Traveller movement measure............................................................. 94

97.......... Isolation measure.............................................................................. 94

Subdivision C—Provisions relating to traveller movement measures        95

98.......... Traveller movement measure alert..................................................... 95

99.......... Content of traveller movement measure alert..................................... 96

100........ Destruction of traveller movement measure alert............................... 97

101........ Prevention from leaving Australian territory..................................... 97

Division 4—Other provisions relating to human biosecurity control orders      98

Subdivision A—Consular assistance                                                                    98

102........ Consular assistance........................................................................... 98

Subdivision B—Detention                                                                                       99

103........ Detention........................................................................................... 99

104........ Rules relating to detention............................................................... 100

105........ Release from detention.................................................................... 101

106........ Offence for escaping from detention............................................... 101

Subdivision C—Miscellaneous                                                                             102

107........ Offence for failing to comply with a human biosecurity control order 102

108........ Expenses incurred in complying with human biosecurity control orders  102

Part 4—Managing risks to human health: other biosecurity measures 103

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         103

109........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 103

Division 2—Managing deceased individuals                                                 104

110........ Human remains brought into Australian territory............................ 104

111........ Officer may give directions for managing human remains.............. 105

112........ Individuals who have died in transit or on arrival........................... 105

Division 3—Human health response zones                                                    107

113........ Determining human health response zones..................................... 107

114........ Consultation requirements............................................................... 108

115........ Notification requirements................................................................ 108

116........ Civil penalty for failing to comply with a requirement of a human health response zone determination   109

Chapter 3—Managing biosecurity risks: goods                         110

Part 1—Goods brought into Australian territory                                           110

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         110

117........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 110

118........ Objects of this Part.......................................................................... 111

Division 2—Goods are subject to biosecurity control                             112

119........ Goods brought into Australian territory are subject to biosecurity control               112

Division 3—Notice of goods to be unloaded in Australian territory 113

120........ Notice must be given of goods to be unloaded in Australian territory 113

121........ Notice of goods to be unloaded in Australian territory—requirement to give additional or corrected information   115

122........ Power to obtain extra information relating to goods covered by a notice under section 120     116

Division 4—Assessment of level of biosecurity risk                                  119

123........ Biosecurity risk assessment powers................................................ 119

124........ Direction to secure goods................................................................ 119

125........ Inspecting goods and taking samples.............................................. 119

126........ Asking questions about goods........................................................ 120

127........ Requiring documents relating to goods to be produced................... 121

128........ Movement of goods........................................................................ 121

129........ Biosecurity control notice may be affixed to goods or given to person in charge of goods      122

130........ Unauthorised persons must not move etc. goods in relation to which direction has been given or notice has been affixed........................................................................................................ 123

Division 5—Biosecurity measures to manage unacceptable level of biosecurity risk    125

131........ Biosecurity measures may be required in relation to goods............. 125

132........ Movement of goods........................................................................ 125

133........ Treatment of goods......................................................................... 125

134........ Treatment that may damage goods.................................................. 126

135........ Export of goods.............................................................................. 128

136........ Destruction of goods....................................................................... 128

137........ Regulations may provide for other biosecurity measures................ 130

138........ Powers of biosecurity officer if biosecurity measures are required. 131

139........ Biosecurity officer may affix notice to goods.................................. 132

140........ Person must comply with direction to take biosecurity measures.... 133

141........ Unauthorised persons must not move etc. goods to which notice has been affixed  133

Division 6—Unloading goods at landing places or ports                        135

142........ Application of this Division............................................................ 135

143........ Person in charge may allow goods to be unloaded from aircraft or vessel subject to direction etc.          135

144........ Person may unload goods from aircraft or vessel subject to direction etc.                136

145........ Goods must not be unloaded except at first point of entry for those goods or with permission               137

146........ Permission to unload goods at landing place or port other than first point of entry for those goods        138

147........ Goods must be brought to biosecurity entry point for those goods at first point of entry         140

148........ Permission to bring goods to alternative biosecurity entry point..... 142

149........ Receiving or possessing goods unloaded from aircraft or vessel in contravention of this Division         143

Division 7—Unloading goods from vessel displaying prescribed quarantine signal        145

150........ Application of this Division............................................................ 145

151........ Unloading goods from vessel displaying prescribed quarantine signal 145

152........ Receiving or possessing goods unloaded from vessel displaying prescribed quarantine signal               146

Division 8—Reporting biosecurity incidents                                                 148

153........ Application of this Division............................................................ 148

154........ Director of Biosecurity may determine acts, omissions or events to be reportable biosecurity incidents  148

155........ Reporting by person in charge of aircraft or vessel carrying goods 148

156........ Reporting by person in charge of goods......................................... 149

157........ How reports must be made............................................................. 150

Division 9—Goods exposed to goods that are subject to biosecurity control     151

158........ Application of this Division............................................................ 151

159........ Assessment and management of biosecurity risk associated with exposed goods    151

160........ Exposed goods orders..................................................................... 152

161........ Effect of exposed goods order........................................................ 152

Division 10—Release of goods from biosecurity control                       154

162........ When goods brought into Australian territory are released from biosecurity control                154

163........ Notice releasing goods from biosecurity control............................. 155

164........ Revoking notice releasing goods from biosecurity control.............. 156

Part 2—Biosecurity Import Risk Analyses                                                          157

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         157

165........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 157

Division 2—Biosecurity Import Risk Analyses                                           158

166........ What is a Biosecurity Import Risk Analysis (BIRA)...................... 158

167........ Director of Biosecurity may conduct a BIRA................................. 158

168........ Agriculture Minister may direct Director of Biosecurity to commence a BIRA       158

169........ Process for conducting a BIRA...................................................... 159

170........ Reports............................................................................................ 160

Part 3—Prohibited goods etc.                                                                                      161

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         161

171........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 161

172........ Exclusion of State and Territory laws............................................. 162

Division 2—Prohibited goods and conditionally non-prohibited goods 163

173........ Prohibited goods............................................................................. 163

174........ Conditionally non-prohibited goods................................................ 164

175........ Security may be required in relation to conditionally non-prohibited goods             165

Division 3—Permits to bring or import goods into Australian territory              166

176........ Application of this Division............................................................ 166

177........ Person may apply for permit........................................................... 166

178........ Dealing with application.................................................................. 166

179........ Director of Biosecurity may grant permit........................................ 168

180........ Conditions of permit....................................................................... 169

181........ Variation, suspension or revocation of permit................................. 170

Division 4—Suspended goods                                                                                172

182........ Director of Biosecurity may suspend bringing or importation of goods into Australian territory for a period         172

183........ Variation of determination suspending bringing or importation of goods into Australian territory          173

184........ Effect on permit of suspended goods determination........................ 173

Division 5—Offences and civil penalty provisions                                     175

185........ Bringing or importing prohibited or suspended goods into Australian territory       175

186........ Contravening conditions applying to conditionally non-prohibited goods brought or imported into Australian territory........................................................................................................ 177

187........ Contravening conditions of a permit............................................... 179

188........ Receiving or possessing prohibited or suspended goods brought or imported into Australian territory   180

Chapter 4—Managing biosecurity risks: conveyances       182

Part 1—Introduction                                                                                                         182

189........ Objects of this Chapter.................................................................... 182

Part 2—Conveyances entering Australian territory etc.                             183

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         183

190........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 183

Division 2—Conveyances that are subject to biosecurity control     185

191........ Aircraft and vessels entering Australian territory............................ 185

192........ Conveyances exposed to other conveyances that are subject to biosecurity control  186

Division 3—Pre-arrival reporting etc.                                                             188

193........ Pre-arrival reporting........................................................................ 188

194........ Pre-arrival reporting—requirement to give additional or corrected information        190

195........ Power to obtain extra information relating to an aircraft or vessel covered by a pre-arrival report           191

196........ Persons on incoming aircraft or vessel may be required to provide information to assess biosecurity risk              193

Division 4—Assessment of level of biosecurity risk                                  195

197........ Biosecurity risk assessment powers................................................ 195

198........ Securing conveyance....................................................................... 195

199........ Inspecting conveyance.................................................................... 195

200........ Asking questions about conveyance............................................... 196

201........ Requiring documents relating to conveyance to be produced.......... 196

202........ Movement of conveyance............................................................... 197

203........ Biosecurity control notice may be affixed to conveyance or given to person in charge of conveyance     197

204........ Unauthorised persons must not move etc. conveyance in relation to which direction has been given      198

Division 5—Biosecurity measures to manage unacceptable level of biosecurity risk    200

205........ Biosecurity measures may be required in relation to conveyance.... 200

206........ Movement of certain aircraft and vessels........................................ 200

207........ Movement of exposed conveyances................................................ 201

208........ Treatment of conveyance................................................................. 202

209........ Treatment that may damage conveyance.......................................... 202

210........ Destruction of conveyance.............................................................. 204

211........ Conveyance must not be destroyed during review period............... 207

212........ Regulations may provide for other biosecurity measures................ 208

213........ Powers of biosecurity officer if biosecurity measures are required. 209

214........ Biosecurity officer may affix notice to conveyance......................... 210

215........ Person must comply with direction to take biosecurity measures.... 211

216........ Unauthorised persons must not move etc. conveyance in relation to which biosecurity measures have been required........................................................................................................ 213

Division 6—Leaving conveyances                                                                      215

217........ Person in charge of conveyance may leave conveyance unless directed not to do so               215

Division 7—Release of conveyances from biosecurity control           216

218........ When conveyance is released from biosecurity control................... 216

219........ Notice releasing conveyance from biosecurity control.................... 216

Division 8—Miscellaneous                                                                                      218

220........ Information about biosecurity requirements must be given to persons on board incoming aircraft or vessels          218

221........ Quarantine signal............................................................................ 218

Part 3—First points of entry and biosecurity entry points                        220

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         220

222........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 220

Division 2—First points of entry and biosecurity entry points for incoming aircraft and goods             221

223........ Determination of landing places that are first points of entry for aircraft or goods that are subject to biosecurity control........................................................................................................ 221

224........ Biosecurity entry points for aircraft and goods that are subject to biosecurity control              222

225........ Determination may be subject to conditions.................................... 222

226........ Determination may have effect for specified period........................ 222

227........ Variation and revocation of determination etc................................. 222

228........ Determination is a legislative instrument......................................... 223

Division 3—First points of entry and biosecurity entry points for incoming vessels and goods               224

229........ Determination of ports that are first points of entry for vessels or goods that are subject to biosecurity control      224

230........ Biosecurity entry points for vessels and goods that are subject to biosecurity control              225

231........ Determination may be subject to conditions.................................... 225

232........ Determination may have effect for specified period........................ 225

233........ Variation and revocation of determination etc................................. 225

234........ Determination is a legislative instrument......................................... 226

Part 4—Entry points for incoming aircraft and vessels                              227

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         227

235........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 227

Division 2—Entry points for aircraft that intend to land in Australian territory            228

236........ Application of this Division............................................................ 228

237........ Aircraft must land at first point of entry.......................................... 228

238........ Aircraft must be brought to relevant biosecurity entry point (if any) at first point of entry       230

239........ Permission for aircraft to land at landing place that is not first point of entry for aircraft         231

240........ Direction requiring aircraft to land, or not to land, at specified landing place           233

241........ Direction requiring aircraft not to land at any landing place in Australian territory   234

242........ Direction requiring aircraft to land, or not to land, at specified landing place—management of human health risks 235

243........ Person who is given direction must comply with it......................... 236

Division 3—Entry points for vessels that intend to be moored in Australian territory                 237

244........ Application of this Division............................................................ 237

245........ Vessel must be moored at first point of entry.................................. 237

246........ Vessel must be brought to relevant biosecurity entry point (if any) at first point of entry        239

247........ Permission for vessel to be moored at port that is not first point of entry for vessel                240

248........ Direction requiring vessel to be moored, or not to be moored, at specified port       242

249........ Direction requiring vessel not to be moored at any port in Australian territory        243

250........ Direction requiring vessel to be moored, or not to be moored, at specified port—management of human health risks........................................................................................................ 244

251........ Person who is given direction must comply with it......................... 245

Division 4—Miscellaneous                                                                                      246

252........ Biosecurity officer etc. may enter landing places or ports............... 246

Part 5—Ship sanitation                                                                                                    247

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         247

253........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 247

Division 2—Ship sanitation                                                                                     248

254........ Application of this Division............................................................ 248

255........ Regulations may prescribe scheme in relation to ship sanitation..... 248

256........ Declaring ports at which vessels may be inspected for the purposes of the scheme 249

257........ Assessing and managing sanitation health risks.............................. 249

Chapter 5—Ballast water and sediment                                             251

Part 1—Application and interpretation                                                                251

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         251

258........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 251

Division 2—Application and interpretation                                                   252

259........ Extension of Chapter to every external Territory............................. 252

260........ Vessels in dry dock in Australia..................................................... 252

261........ Foreign vessels in waters adjacent to Australian Antarctic Territory 252

262........ References to the person in charge of a vessel do not include persons exercising certain powers            252

263........ Permanent ballast water in sealed tanks not subject to this Chapter. 252

264........ Relationship with other Commonwealth laws................................. 252

265........ Relationship with State and Territory laws...................................... 253

Part 2—Notice of discharge of ballast water in Australian seas            254

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         254

266........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 254

Division 2—Reporting ballast water discharges                                         255

267........ Reporting ballast water discharges in Australian seas..................... 255

268........ Reporting ballast water discharges in Australian seas—requirement to give additional or corrected information     256

Part 3—Management of discharge of ballast water                                      258

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         258

269........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 258

Division 2—Offence of discharging ballast water                                      259

270........ Offence—discharging ballast water in Australian seas................... 259

Division 3—Exceptions: ballast water management                                260

Subdivision A—Exception                                                                                    260

271........ Exception—ballast water has been managed for discharge............. 260

Subdivision B—Methods of ballast water management                                260

272........ Approved method of ballast water management.............................. 260

273........ Method of ballast water management—application for approval..... 261

274........ Method of ballast water management—approval of method approved by foreign country       262

Subdivision C—Ballast water exchange                                                            262

275........ Management by ballast water exchange.......................................... 262

Division 4—Exception: discharge as part of acceptable ballast water exchange             264

276........ Exception—discharge as part of acceptable ballast water exchange 264

Division 5—Exception: approved discharge to ballast water reception facility                265

277........ Exception—approved discharge to ballast water reception facility.. 265

278........ Discharge to ballast water reception facility—application for approval 265

Division 6—Exception: discharge covered by exemption                      267

279........ Exception—discharge covered by exemption.................................. 267

280........ Director of Biosecurity may grant exemptions................................ 267

281........ Variation and revocation of exemption............................................ 268

Division 7—Exception: taking up and discharging ballast water at same place               269

282........ Exception—taking up and discharging ballast water at same place. 269

Division 8—Exceptions and reporting requirements relating to safety, accidents and pollution             270

283........ Exceptions—safety, accidents and pollution................................... 270

284........ Report of discharge relating to safety, accident or pollution............ 271

Part 4—Ballast water management plans and ballast water management certificates    273

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         273

285........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 273

Division 2—Ballast water management plans                                             274

286........ Ballast water management plan....................................................... 274

287........ Approval of ballast water management plan for Australian vessel.. 274

Division 3—Ballast water management certificates                                 275

288........ Ballast water management certificate............................................... 275

289........ Director of Biosecurity may authorise person to be survey authority 276

290........ Issue or endorsement etc. of ballast water management certificate on behalf of the Commonwealth        276

Part 5—Ballast water records                                                                                     278

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         278

291........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 278

Division 2—Australian vessels                                                                              279

292........ Australian vessel must have ballast water record system................ 279

293........ Recording ballast water operations and disposal of sediment.......... 279

294........ Records must be retained................................................................ 280

295........ Appropriate ballast water records for Australian vessel.................. 281

Division 3—Foreign vessels                                                                                    282

296........ Appropriate ballast water records for foreign vessel....................... 282

Part 6—Offence of disposing of sediment                                                            283

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         283

297........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 283

Division 2—Offence of disposing of sediment                                              284

298........ Offence—disposing of sediment in Australian seas........................ 284

299........ Exceptions—safety, accidents and pollution................................... 284

Part 7—Compliance and enforcement                                                                   286

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         286

300........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 286

Division 2—Power to require owner of Australian vessel to provide ballast water records      287

301........ Power to require owner of Australian vessel to provide ballast water records         287

Division 3—Directions powers                                                                             288

302........ Directions not to discharge ballast water......................................... 288

303........ Directions about movement of vessel.............................................. 288

304........ Directions about movement of vessel—variation or revocation...... 289

305........ Offence—contravening a direction.................................................. 290

306........ Manner of giving directions etc....................................................... 291

Part 8—Miscellaneous                                                                                                      292

307........ Compensation for undue detention or delay of vessel..................... 292

308........ Prescribing matters by reference to other instruments..................... 292

Chapter 6—Managing biosecurity risks: monitoring, control and response       293

Part 1—Introduction                                                                                                         293

309........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 293

310........ Modified meaning of biosecurity risk ............................................. 293

311........ Objects of this Chapter.................................................................... 294

312........ Application of this Chapter............................................................. 295

Part 2—Assessment of level of biosecurity risk                                                296

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         296

313........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 296

Division 2—Circumstances in which biosecurity risk assessment powers may be exercised     298

314........ Reasonable suspicion that disease or pest may pose unacceptable level of biosecurity risk      298

315........ Exercise of biosecurity risk assessment powers in premises........... 298

Division 3—Biosecurity risk assessment powers                                        300

316........ Application of this Division............................................................ 300

317........ Direction to secure goods or conveyance........................................ 300

318........ Inspections and taking samples of goods or premises..................... 301

319........ Asking questions about goods or premises..................................... 302

320........ Requiring documents relating to goods or premises to be produced 302

321........ Movement of goods or conveyance................................................ 303

322........ Biosecurity officer may affix notice to goods or conveyance.......... 304

323........ Unauthorised persons must not move etc. goods or conveyance to which notice has been affixed          305

324........ Operating electronic equipment on premises................................... 306

325........ Expert assistance to operate electronic equipment........................... 307

326........ Compensation for damage to electronic equipment......................... 309

Division 4—Offences                                                                                                  310

327........ Contravention of direction............................................................... 310

328........ Contravention of requirement to answer questions etc.................... 310

329........ Contravention of requirement to produce documents...................... 311

330........ Unauthorised persons must not move etc. goods or conveyance to which notice has been affixed          311

Part 3—Biosecurity measures to manage unacceptable level of biosecurity risk                 313

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         313

331........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 313

Division 2—Powers that may be exercised: general                                315

Subdivision A—Circumstances in which powers may be exercised           315

332........ Circumstances in which powers set out in this Division may be exercised              315

Subdivision B—Powers relating to entry to and exit from premises         316

333........ Entry and exit etc. requirements—persons...................................... 316

334........ Entry and exit etc. requirements—goods and conveyances............. 317

Subdivision C—Powers relating to treatment of goods, conveyances and other premises           318

335........ Treatment of goods......................................................................... 318

336........ Treatment that may damage goods.................................................. 318

337........ Treatment of conveyance................................................................. 320

338........ Treatment that may damage conveyance.......................................... 320

339........ Treatment of premises (other than a conveyance)............................ 322

340........ Treatment that may damage premises (other than a conveyance)..... 322

341........ Dealing with premises (other than a conveyance) if owner does not agree to treatment etc.     324

Subdivision D—Powers relating to destruction of goods, conveyances and other premises        326

342........ Destruction of goods....................................................................... 326

343........ Destruction of conveyance.............................................................. 327

344........ Destruction of premises.................................................................. 329

345........ High-value goods, conveyances or premises must not be destroyed during review period      331

Division 3—Powers provided by regulations                                                333

346........ Regulations may provide for other biosecurity measures................ 333

Division 4—Other powers                                                                                       335

347........ Powers of biosecurity officer if biosecurity measures are required. 335

348........ Biosecurity officer may affix notice to goods or premises.............. 336

Division 5—Offences and civil penalty provisions                                     338

349........ Contravention of requirement relating to entering or leaving etc. premises               338

350........ Person must comply with direction................................................. 338

351........ Unauthorised persons must not move etc. goods or conveyance to which notice has been affixed          339

Part 4—Biosecurity control orders                                                                           341

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         341

352........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 341

Division 2—Making, varying and revoking biosecurity control orders                342

353........ Director of Biosecurity may make biosecurity control order to manage unacceptable level of biosecurity risk        342

354........ Content of a biosecurity control order............................................. 342

355........ Form of biosecurity control order................................................... 344

356........ Biosecurity control order to be given to person in charge etc. of goods or premises or affixed to goods or premises........................................................................................................ 344

357........ Circumstances in which biosecurity control order ceases to be in force 345

358........ Variation of biosecurity control order............................................. 345

359........ Revocation of biosecurity control order.......................................... 347

Division 3—Powers that may be exercised under biosecurity control order      349

360........ Powers that may be exercised—general.......................................... 349

361........ Exercise of powers in premises....................................................... 349

362........ Power to secure goods or premises to deal with another disease or pest  350

Division 4—Civil penalty provision                                                                   352

363........ Unauthorised persons must not interfere with etc. biosecurity control order affixed to goods or premises              352

Part 5—Biosecurity response zones                                                                         353

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         353

364........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 353

Division 2—Biosecurity response zone determinations                          354

365........ Director of Biosecurity may determine biosecurity response zone.. 354

366........ Content of a biosecurity response zone determination..................... 355

367........ Additional powers that may be specified in a biosecurity response zone determination           356

368........ Consultation requirements............................................................... 357

369........ Notification requirements................................................................ 357

Division 3—Powers that may be exercised in biosecurity response zones            358

370........ Powers that may be exercised—general.......................................... 358

371........ Exercise of powers in premises....................................................... 358

372........ Power to secure goods or premises to deal with another disease or pest  359

Division 4—Offences and civil penalty provisions                                     361

373........ Unauthorised persons must not interfere with etc. notices or markings identifying biosecurity response zone        361

374........ Unauthorised persons must not interfere with etc. notices or markings identifying goods or premises in a biosecurity response zone.................................................................................. 362

375........ Person must comply with direction................................................. 362

376........ Unauthorised persons must not interfere with etc. equipment etc. set up in biosecurity response zone    363

Part 6—Biosecurity monitoring zones                                                                    365

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         365

377........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 365

Division 2—Permanent biosecurity monitoring zones                            367

Subdivision A—Areas that are permanent biosecurity monitoring zones 367

378........ Permanent biosecurity monitoring zones......................................... 367

Subdivision B—Powers that may be exercised in permanent biosecurity monitoring zones       367

379........ Powers that may be exercised—general.......................................... 367

380........ Exercise of powers in premises....................................................... 369

Subdivision C—Civil penalty provisions                                                          369

381........ Unauthorised persons must not interfere with etc. notices or markings identifying permanent biosecurity monitoring zone........................................................................................................ 370

382........ Unauthorised persons must not interfere with etc. notices or markings identifying goods or premises in a permanent biosecurity monitoring zone............................................................ 370

383........ Unauthorised persons must not interfere with etc. equipment etc. set up in permanent biosecurity monitoring zone........................................................................................................ 371

Division 3—Temporary biosecurity monitoring zones                           373

Subdivision A—Temporary biosecurity monitoring zone determinations 373

384........ Director of Biosecurity may determine temporary biosecurity monitoring zone       373

385........ Content of a temporary biosecurity monitoring zone determination 374

386........ Additional powers that may be specified in a temporary biosecurity monitoring zone determination       375

387........ Consultation requirements............................................................... 376

388........ Notification requirements................................................................ 376

Subdivision B—Powers that may be exercised in temporary biosecurity monitoring zones       377

389........ Powers that may be exercised—general.......................................... 377

390........ Exercise of powers in premises....................................................... 377

Subdivision C—Civil penalty provisions                                                          378

391........ Unauthorised persons must not interfere with etc. notices or markings identifying temporary biosecurity monitoring zone........................................................................................................ 378

392........ Unauthorised persons must not interfere with etc. notices or markings identifying goods or premises in temporary biosecurity monitoring zone............................................................ 379

393........ Unauthorised persons must not interfere with etc. equipment etc. set up in temporary biosecurity monitoring zone........................................................................................................ 380

Part 7—Biosecurity activity zones                                                                             382

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         382

394........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 382

Division 2—Biosecurity activity zone determinations                             383

395........ Director of Biosecurity may determine biosecurity activity zone..... 383

396........ Consultation requirements............................................................... 384

397........ Notification requirements................................................................ 384

398........ Revocation of biosecurity activity zone determination..................... 384

Division 3—Powers that may be exercised in biosecurity activity zones              385

399........ Powers that may be exercised......................................................... 385

400........ Use of force.................................................................................... 386

Division 4—Offences and civil penalty provisions                                     387

401........ Unauthorised persons must not interfere with etc. notices or markings identifying biosecurity activity zone           387

402........ Unauthorised persons must not interfere with etc. notices or markings identifying goods or premises in a biosecurity activity zone.................................................................................... 388

403........ Person must comply with direction................................................. 388

Chapter 7—Approved arrangements                                                    390

Part 1—Introduction                                                                                                         390

404........ Simplified outline of this Chapter.................................................... 390

Part 2—Approval of proposed arrangement                                                     392

405........ Person may apply to relevant Director for approval of proposed arrangement to carry out biosecurity activities     392

406........ Relevant Director must decide whether or not to approve proposed arrangement    392

407........ Proposed arrangement may be approved subject to condition requiring security to be given   393

408........ Notice of decision........................................................................... 394

409........ Period of effect of approved arrangement....................................... 394

410........ Restrictions on applications for approval of proposed arrangements etc. 394

411........ Transfer of approved arrangement.................................................. 395

Part 3—Variation of approved arrangement                                                    396

Division 1—Application by biosecurity industry participant               396

412........ Application for approval of varied arrangement.............................. 396

Division 2—Variation required by relevant Director                              397

413........ Relevant Director may vary or require variation of approved arrangement               397

414........ Notice varying conditions of approved arrangement....................... 397

415........ Date of effect of variation of conditions of approved arrangement.. 398

416........ Notice requiring approved arrangement to be varied....................... 398

Part 4—Suspension of approved arrangement                                                399

Division 1—Suspension requested by biosecurity industry participant 399

417........ Biosecurity industry participant may request relevant Director to suspend all or part of approved arrangement      399

Division 2—Suspension by relevant Director                                               401

418........ Relevant Director may suspend approved arrangement................... 401

419........ Notice of suspension....................................................................... 402

420........ Period of suspension....................................................................... 403

Division 3—Management of biosecurity risks during suspension     404

421........ Management of biosecurity risks during suspension...................... 404

Part 5—Revocation of approved arrangement                                                406

Division 1—Revocation requested by biosecurity industry participant                 406

422........ Biosecurity industry participant may request relevant Director to revoke approved arrangement             406

Division 2—Revocation by relevant Director                                              407

423........ Relevant Director may revoke approved arrangement..................... 407

424........ Notice of revocation........................................................................ 408

425........ Date of effect of revocation............................................................. 408

Division 3—Management of biosecurity risks after revocation        410

426........ Management of biosecurity risks after revocation........................... 410

Part 6—Powers and obligations of biosecurity industry participants 412

Division 1—General                                                                                                   412

427........ Authorisation to carry out biosecurity activities in accordance with approved arrangement     412

428........ Biosecurity industry participant must carry out biosecurity activities in accordance with approved arrangement etc......................................................................................................... 412

429........ Biosecurity officer may give direction to biosecurity industry participant to manage biosecurity risks    413

430........ Biosecurity industry participant may charge fee in relation to biosecurity activities carried out                414

Division 2—Biosecurity incidents                                                                        416

431........ Reporting biosecurity incidents....................................................... 416

432........ Costs of dealing with biosecurity incidents..................................... 417

Part 7—Other provisions                                                                                                419

Division 1—Applications for approval                                                             419

433........ Applications to which this Division applies.................................... 419

434........ Requirements for applications......................................................... 419

435........ Dealing with applications................................................................ 420

Division 2—Audit powers                                                                                        422

436........ Relevant Director may require audit to be carried out...................... 422

437........ Powers of auditors.......................................................................... 423

Division 3—Miscellaneous                                                                                      425

438........ Giving false or misleading information to a biosecurity industry participant            425

439........ Giving false or misleading documents to a biosecurity industry participant             426

440........ Obstruction or hindrance of person acting in accordance with approved arrangement             427

441........ Protection from civil proceedings.................................................... 427

Chapter 8—Biosecurity emergencies and human biosecurity emergencies            429

Part 1—Biosecurity emergencies                                                                               429

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         429

442........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 429

Division 2—Declaration of biosecurity emergency                                   430

443........ Governor-General may declare that a biosecurity emergency exists 430

444........ Governor-General may extend biosecurity emergency period......... 431

Division 3—Emergency requirements, directions and actions           433

445........ Agriculture Minister may determine emergency requirements during biosecurity emergencies                433

446........ Agriculture Minister may give directions and take actions during biosecurity emergencies     434

447........ Limits on power to give directions and take actions........................ 436

448........ Limit on requiring individuals to be subject to certain biosecurity measures            437

449........ Person must comply with emergency requirements and directions. 437

450........ Asking questions relating to biosecurity emergencies..................... 438

451........ Requiring documents relating to biosecurity emergencies............... 439

Division 4—National response agencies                                                          441

452........ Agriculture Minister may declare national response agency............ 441

453........ Agriculture Minister may delegate certain emergency powers........ 441

454........ Executive head of national response agency may subdelegate certain emergency powers        442

455........ Delegation does not limit other powers........................................... 443

456........ Notice may be affixed to goods or a conveyance............................ 443

457........ Moving or interfering with goods or conveyance........................... 445

Division 5—Exercise of powers during biosecurity emergencies      447

458........ Modification of this Act during biosecurity emergencies................ 447

459........ Biosecurity risk assessment powers................................................ 447

460........ Application of offences during emergencies................................... 448

461........ Biosecurity control orders—making orders.................................... 449

462........ Biosecurity control orders—varying orders.................................... 450

463........ Biosecurity control orders—revoking orders.................................. 451

464........ Modification of Part 4 of Chapter 6 in relation to biosecurity control orders            452

465........ Biosecurity response zones............................................................. 452

466........ Setting traps and setting up equipment and other structures............ 453

467........ Notice requirements during biosecurity emergencies...................... 454

468........ Other biosecurity measures during biosecurity emergencies........... 455

469........ Merits review during biosecurity emergencies................................ 455

Division 6—Entry to premises without warrant or consent during biosecurity emergencies    457

470........ Entry to premises without warrant or consent during biosecurity emergencies        457

471........ Modification of Chapter 6............................................................... 459

472........ Entry to adjacent premises without warrant or consent during biosecurity emergencies           459

Part 2—Human biosecurity emergencies                                                              461

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         461

473........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 461

Division 2—Human biosecurity emergency powers                                 462

474........ Health Minister to exercise human biosecurity emergency powers personally         462

475........ Governor-General may declare that a human biosecurity emergency exists             462

476........ Governor-General may extend a human biosecurity emergency period 463

477........ Health Minister may determine emergency requirements during human biosecurity emergency period   464

478........ Health Minister may give directions during human biosecurity emergency period   466

479........ Person must comply with emergency requirements and directions. 467

Chapter 9—Compliance and enforcement                                      469

Part 1—Monitoring                                                                                                            469

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         469

480........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 469

Division 2—Monitoring under Part 2 of the Regulatory Powers Act 470

481........ Basic monitoring powers under Part 2 of the Regulatory Powers Act 470

482........ Modifications of Part 2 of the Regulatory Powers Act................... 471

Part 2—Investigation                                                                                                        473

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         473

483........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 473

Division 2—Investigating under Part 3 of the Regulatory Powers Act 474

484........ Basic investigation powers under Part 3 of the Regulatory Powers Act.. 474

485........ Modifications of Part 3 of the Regulatory Powers Act................... 475

Part 3—Warrants for purposes other than monitoring and investigation               477

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         477

486........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 477

Division 2—Issue of warrants                                                                               478

Subdivision A—Ordinary issue of warrants                                                    478

487........ Warrants this Subdivision applies to............................................... 478

488........ Application and issue of warrant..................................................... 478

489........ Test to be met for issue of warrant.................................................. 479

490........ Content of warrant.......................................................................... 481

Subdivision B—Issue of certain warrants by telephone, fax etc.                484

491........ Application of this Subdivision to certain warrants......................... 484

492........ Issue of certain warrants by telephone, fax etc................................ 485

493........ Authority of warrant....................................................................... 486

494........ Fault-based offence relating to warrants by telephone, fax etc........ 487

Division 3—Executing warrants relating to aircraft or vessels         488

495........ Executing warrants relating to aircraft or vessels............................ 488

Part 4—General rules about entry to premises under a warrant or consent         489

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         489

496........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 489

Division 2—Entering adjacent premises to gain access to other premises           490

497........ Meaning of premises ...................................................................... 490

498........ Entering adjacent premises to gain access to other premises........... 490

499........ Entry under adjacent premises warrants.......................................... 491

Division 3—Obligations and powers of biosecurity enforcement officers            492

Subdivision A—Obligations relating to consent                                              492

500........ Consent........................................................................................... 492

Subdivision B—Obligations and powers relating to warrants                    493

501........ Warrants this Subdivision applies to............................................... 493

502........ Announcement before execution of warrant.................................... 493

503........ Biosecurity enforcement officer to be in possession of warrant...... 494

504........ Details of warrant etc. to be provided.............................................. 495

505........ Use of force in executing a warrant................................................. 495

Division 4—Appropriate person’s rights and responsibilities relating to warrants        496

506........ Warrants this Division applies to.................................................... 496

507........ Appropriate person’s right to observe execution of warrant........... 496

508........ Appropriate person to provide facilities and assistance................... 496

Part 5—Entering and exercising powers on premises without a warrant or consent       498

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         498

509........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 498

Division 2—Monitoring and searching relevant premises                    499

510........ Meaning of relevant premises ......................................................... 499

511........ Monitoring relevant premises.......................................................... 499

512........ Offence-related searches and seizures............................................. 500

Division 3—Powers, rights and responsibilities relating to entry      502

Subdivision A—Application of this Division                                                    502

513........ Application of this Division............................................................ 502

Subdivision B—Obligations and powers of biosecurity enforcement officers in entering premises         502

514........ Announcement before entry............................................................ 502

515........ Use of force in entering premises.................................................... 503

Subdivision C—Appropriate person’s rights and responsibilities on entry 503

516........ Appropriate person is entitled to observe exercise of powers......... 503

517........ Appropriate person to provide officers etc. with facilities and assistance 503

Part 6—Civil penalties                                                                                                      505

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         505

518........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 505

Division 2—Civil penalties under Part 4 of the Regulatory Powers Act               506

519........ Basic operation of civil penalties under Part 4 of the Regulatory Powers Act          506

520........ Modifications of Part 4 of the Regulatory Powers Act................... 507

Division 3—Civil penalties for executive officers of bodies corporate   509

521........ Civil penalties for executive officers of bodies corporate................ 509

Part 7—Infringement notices                                                                                       511

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         511

522........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 511

Division 2—Infringement notices under Part 5 of the Regulatory Powers Act                 512

523........ Basic provisions for infringement notices under Part 5 of the Regulatory Powers Act            512

524........ Modifications of Part 5 of the Regulatory Powers Act................... 514

Part 8—Enforceable undertakings                                                                          516

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         516

525........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 516

Division 2—Accepting and enforcing undertakings under Part 6 of the Regulatory Powers Act           517

526........ Enforceable undertakings................................................................ 517

Part 9—Injunctions                                                                                                            518

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         518

527........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 518

Division 2—Injunctions under Part 7 of the Regulatory Powers Act 519

528........ Injunctions...................................................................................... 519

Part 10—Miscellaneous                                                                                                   520

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         520

529........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 520

Division 2—Fit and proper person test                                                            521

530........ Fit and proper person test................................................................ 521

Division 3—Personal information for applications                                   524

531........ Personal information for applications.............................................. 524

Division 4—Civil penalty provisions for false or misleading information or documents             525

532........ Civil penalty provision for false or misleading information............ 525

533........ Civil penalty provision for false or misleading documents.............. 526

Division 5—General rules about offences and civil penalty provisions 527

534........ Physical elements of offences......................................................... 527

535........ Contravening offence and civil penalty provisions.......................... 527

Division 6—Miscellaneous                                                                                      528

536........ Persons assisting biosecurity officers or biosecurity enforcement officers               528

537........ Powers of issuing officers.............................................................. 530

538........ Judicial review of directions to secure goods or conveyances......... 530

Chapter 10—Governance and officials                                               531

Part 1—Introduction                                                                                                         531

539........ Simplified outline of this Chapter.................................................... 531

Part 2—Director of Biosecurity                                                                                  532

540........ Director of Biosecurity.................................................................... 532

541........ Functions and powers of Director of Biosecurity........................... 532

542........ Delegation and subdelegation.......................................................... 533

543........ Agriculture Minister may give general directions to Director of Biosecurity            536

Part 3—Director of Human Biosecurity                                                               538

544........ Director of Human Biosecurity....................................................... 538

Part 4—Biosecurity officers and biosecurity enforcement officers      539

Division 1—Authorisation                                                                                       539

Subdivision A—Authorisation by Director of Biosecurity                           539

545........ Authorisation by Director of Biosecurity of persons as biosecurity officers            539

546........ Authorisation by Director of Biosecurity of persons as biosecurity enforcement officers        540

547........ Arrangements for State or Territory officers or employees to be biosecurity officers or biosecurity enforcement officers........................................................................................................ 541

Subdivision B—Authorisation by Director of Human Biosecurity            541

548........ Authorisation by Director of Human Biosecurity of persons as biosecurity enforcement officers           541

549........ Arrangements for State or Territory officers or employees to be biosecurity enforcement officers          542

Division 2—Functions and powers                                                                     543

Subdivision A—General                                                                                        543

550........ Functions and powers of biosecurity officers................................. 543

551........ Functions and powers of biosecurity enforcement officers............. 543

552........ Directions to assist persons performing functions etc. under this Act 543

553........ Biosecurity officers and biosecurity enforcement officers may be assisted by animals            545

554........ Carrying out tests on samples......................................................... 546

555........ Biosecurity officer may direct person in charge of conveyance to permit biosecurity officer to board     547

556........ Powers that may be exercised by biosecurity officer after boarding a conveyance   548

557........ Biosecurity officer may give permission to engage in certain conduct 548

Subdivision B—Decontamination                                                                       549

558........ Decontaminating an individual........................................................ 549

559........ Direction to individual to be decontaminated................................... 550

560........ Decontaminating clothing and personal effects............................... 552

561........ Other protections in relation to decontamination............................. 553

Part 5—Chief human biosecurity officers and human biosecurity officers            554

Division 1—Authorisation                                                                                       554

562........ Authorisation of chief human biosecurity officers.......................... 554

563........ Authorisation of human biosecurity officers................................... 554

564........ Arrangements for State or Territory officers or employees to be chief human biosecurity officers or human biosecurity officers............................................................................................ 555

Division 2—Functions and powers                                                                     556

565........ Functions and powers of chief human biosecurity officers............. 556

566........ Functions and powers of human biosecurity officers...................... 556

Part 6—Inspector-General of Biosecurity                                                            557

Division 1—Inspector-General of Biosecurity                                             557

566A..... Inspector-General of Biosecurity.................................................... 557

566B..... Term of office................................................................................. 557

566C..... Remuneration.................................................................................. 557

566D..... Leave of absence for full-time Inspector-General............................ 558

566E...... Engaging in other paid employment................................................ 558

566F...... Other terms and conditions............................................................. 558

566G..... Resignation..................................................................................... 558

566H..... Termination of appointment............................................................ 559

566J...... Acting appointments....................................................................... 560

Division 2—Reviews by the Inspector-General                                           561

567........ Inspector-General may review administration of provisions........... 561

568........ Inspector-General may require information etc. for review............. 561

Part 7—Miscellaneous                                                                                                      563

569........ Identity cards—biosecurity officers etc........................................... 563

570........ Identity cards—human biosecurity officers etc............................... 563

571........ Offence—failure to return identity card........................................... 564

572........ General provisions relating to directions......................................... 564

Chapter 11—Miscellaneous                                                                              566

Part 1—Review of decisions                                                                                         566

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         566

573........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 566

Division 2—Review of decisions                                                                          567

574........ Reviewable decisions...................................................................... 567

575........ Notice of decision........................................................................... 572

576........ Internal review of reviewable decisions.......................................... 572

577........ Director of Biosecurity may require further information from applicants 574

578........ Review by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal............................. 574

Part 2—Confidentiality of information                                                                 575

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         575

579........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 575

Division 2—Confidentiality of information                                                   576

580........ Disclosure of protected information................................................ 576

581........ Use in accordance with section 580 does not contravene laws etc.. 577

582........ Authorisation to use information for purposes of proceedings....... 578

583........ Authorisation to use information that is also received from another source, and use of information by prescribed agencies........................................................................................................ 579

584........ Authorisation to use information required by another law.............. 580

585........ Offence relating to protected information........................................ 581

586........ Exception for use of information in good faith................................ 581

587........ Exception for person who does not know that information is commercial-in-confidence         581

588........ Exception for disclosing to the person to whom information relates, or if the person to whom information relates consents.......................................................................................... 582

589........ Exception for disclosure to person who provided the information.. 583

590........ Annual report.................................................................................. 583

Part 3—Cost recovery                                                                                                      584

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         584

591........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 584

Division 2—Fees                                                                                                           585

592........ Fees and other rules for fee-bearing activities................................. 585

Division 3—Payment of cost-recovery charges                                          586

593........ Paying cost-recovery charges.......................................................... 586

594........ Notional payments by the Commonwealth...................................... 586

Division 4—Unpaid cost-recovery charges                                                   587

Subdivision A—General                                                                                        587

595........ Late payment fee............................................................................. 587

596........ Recovery of cost-recovery charges................................................. 587

597........ Suspending or revoking permits etc. because of unpaid cost-recovery charges        587

Subdivision B—Dealing with goods to recover unpaid cost-recovery charges               588

598........ Creation of charge on goods........................................................... 588

599........ Effect of charge on goods............................................................... 589

600........ Biosecurity officer may withhold goods that are subject to charge.. 589

601........ Moving or interfering with withheld goods.................................... 590

602........ When goods stop being withheld.................................................... 591

603........ Sale of withheld goods.................................................................... 592

Subdivision C—Dealing with a conveyance to recover unpaid cost-recovery charge   593

604........ Creation of charge on conveyance................................................... 593

605........ Effect of charge on conveyance....................................................... 594

606........ Director of Biosecurity may detain conveyance that is subject to charge  594

607........ Moving or interfering with detained conveyance............................ 596

608........ Release of detained conveyance...................................................... 596

609........ Sale of detained conveyance............................................................ 597

Division 5—Power to sell goods and conveyances                                     599

610........ Sale of goods and conveyances....................................................... 599

611........ Dealing with the proceeds of sale.................................................... 599

Division 6—Miscellaneous                                                                                      601

612........ Providing sustenance for animals and plants................................... 601

613........ Agriculture Minister may remit or refund cost-recovery charges.... 602

614........ Extraterritorial operation of this Part............................................... 602

Part 4—Exemptions from and modifications of this Act                            603

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         603

615........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 603

Division 2—Exemptions from and modifications of this Act               604

Subdivision A—Exemption and modification by regulation                       604

616........ Exemptions from and modifications of this Act.............................. 604

617........ Exemptions for Torres Strait Treaty................................................ 604

Subdivision B—Modifications relating to declared movements between parts of Australian territory   606

618........ Modified operation of this Act in relation to declared movements between parts of Australian territory  606

619........ Affected provisions and exit provisions.......................................... 609

620........ How the affected provisions (except the exit provisions) apply because of this Subdivision   610

621........ Release from biosecurity control if goods leave destination part..... 611

622........ Release from biosecurity control if aircraft or vessel leaves destination part            612

623........ How the exit provisions apply because of this Subdivision............ 613

624........ Relationship between this Subdivision and other provisions of this Act  613

Part 5—Miscellaneous                                                                                                      615

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         615

625........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 615

Division 2—Abandoned or forfeited goods and conveyances              616

626........ Abandoned goods........................................................................... 616

627........ Forfeited goods............................................................................... 617

628........ Prohibited goods etc. may be forfeited to the Commonwealth........ 618

629........ Abandoned conveyances................................................................. 620

630........ Forfeited conveyances..................................................................... 621

Division 3—Damaged and destroyed goods etc.                                         623

631........ Person complying with direction or request must not damage or destroy goods      623

632........ Compensation for damaged goods.................................................. 624

633........ Compensation for destroyed goods, conveyances or other premises 624

634........ Claims for, and amount of, compensation....................................... 626

Division 4—Miscellaneous                                                                                      628

635........ Privilege against self-incrimination................................................. 628

636........ Offence—hindering compliance with the Act etc............................ 629

637........ Certificates given by analyst............................................................ 630

638........ Admission of analyst’s certificate in proceedings........................... 631

639........ Power or requirement to do or cause a thing to be done.................. 632

640........ Treatment of partnerships................................................................ 632

641........ Treatment of unincorporated associations....................................... 633

642........ Arrangements with States and Territories to assist in carrying out this Act              633

643........ Delegation of powers by Agriculture Minister................................ 634

644........ Protection from civil proceedings.................................................... 635

645........ Regulations..................................................................................... 637