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Biosecurity Amendment (Traveller Declarations and Other Measures) Bill 2020

Type
Government
Portfolio
Agriculture, Water and the Environment
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends the

Biosecurity Act 2015
to: enable regulations to prescribe different penalty amounts for infringement notices issued for different kinds of alleged contraventions; clarify that the regulations may prescribe different periods of time to pay an infringement notice depending on the kind of goods or class of goods to which an alleged contravention relates; enable the Director of Biosecurity to determine goods or classes of goods that can attract a higher infringement notice amount and provide that the determination is not disallowable; and enable the regulations to incorporate references to the determination as in force from time to time.