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Biosecurity Amendment (Strengthening Penalties) Act 2021

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  • - C2021A00058
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Act No. 58 of 2021 as made
An Act to amend the Biosecurity Act 2015, and for related purposes
Administered by: Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
Originating Bill: Biosecurity Amendment (Strengthening Penalties) Bill 2021
Registered 01 Jul 2021
Date of Assent 29 Jun 2021
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Biosecurity Amendment (Strengthening Penalties) Act 2021

 

No. 58, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

An Act to amend the Biosecurity Act 2015, and for related purposes

  

  


Contents

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

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

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 2

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                3

Biosecurity Act 2015                                                                                                   3

 


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Biosecurity Amendment (Strengthening Penalties) Act 2021

No. 58, 2021

 

 

 

An Act to amend the Biosecurity Act 2015, and for related purposes

[Assented to 29 June 2021]

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act is the Biosecurity Amendment (Strengthening Penalties) Act 2021.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  The whole of this Act

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

30 June 2021

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3  Schedules

                   Legislation that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.

Schedule 1Amendments

  

Biosecurity Act 2015

1  Amendments of listed provisions—offences and civil penalty provisions

The provisions listed in the following table are amended as set out in the table.

 

Amendments relating to offences and civil penalty provisions

Item

Provision

Omit

Substitute

1

Subsection 124(2) (penalty)

120

300

2

Subsection 125(4) (penalty)

120

300

3

Subsection 126(2) (penalty)

120

300

4

Subsection 127(3) (penalty)

120

300

5

Subsection 128(2) (penalty)

120

300

6

Subsection 129(2) (penalty)

120

300

7

Subsection 130(2) (penalty)

120

300

8

Subsection 139(3) (penalty)

120

300

9

Subsection 140(2) (penalty)

300

1,000

10

Subsection 140(3) (penalty)

120

300

11

Subsection 141(3) (penalty)

300

1,000

12

Subsection 141(4) (penalty)

120

300

13

Subsection 185(2) (penalty)

300

1,000

14

Subsection 185(3) (penalty)

120

1,000

15

Subsection 185(4) (penalty)

2,000

5,000

16

Subsection 185(5) (penalty)

600

2,000

17

Subsection 186(2) (penalty)

300

1,000

18

Subsection 186(3) (penalty)

120

1,000

19

Subsection 186(4) (penalty)

2,000

5,000

20

Subsection 186(5) (penalty)

600

2,000

21

Subsection 187(1) (penalty)

300

1,000

22

Subsection 187(2) (penalty)

120

1,000

23

Subsection 187(3) (penalty)

300

1,000

24

Subsection 187(4) (penalty)

120

1,000

25

Subsection 428(2) (penalty)

300

1,000

26

Subsection 428(3) (penalty)

120

1,000

27

Subsection 429(5) (penalty)

300

1,000

28

Subsection 429(6) (penalty)

120

1,000

2  Application of amendments

The amendments made by item 1 of this Schedule apply in relation to conduct engaged in on or after the commencement of this item.

 

 

 

 

[Minister’s second reading speech made in—

House of Representatives on 18 February 2021

Senate on 21 June 2021]

 

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