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Determinations/Health as made
The purpose of this legislative instrument is to impose a requirement that international cruise ships not enter Australian ports before 15 April 2020.
Administered by: Health
General Comments: This instrument was registered on 18 March 2020 at 4:54pm Australian Eastern Daylight Time.
Registered 18 Mar 2020
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR23-Mar-2020
Tabled Senate23-Mar-2020
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Biosecurity (Human Biosecurity Emergency) (Human Coronavirus with Pandemic Potential) (Emergency Requirements) Determination 2020

I, Greg Hunt, Minister for Health, make the following determination.

Dated   18 March 2020

Greg Hunt

Minister for Health

 

  

  

  


Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                                                        1

1............ Name............................................................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement............................................................................................................. 1

3............ Authority....................................................................................................................... 1

4............ Definitions..................................................................................................................... 1

Part 2—Requirements                                                                                                                                   2

5............ International cruise ships not to enter Australian ports before 15 April 2020................ 2

 


Part 1Preliminary

  

1  Name

                   This instrument is the Biosecurity (Human Biosecurity Emergency) (Human Coronavirus with Pandemic Potential) (Emergency Requirements) Determination 2020.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this instrument 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 instrument

Immediately after this instrument is registered.

18 March 2020

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made.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

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

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under subsection 477(1) of the Biosecurity Act 2015.

4  Definitions

Note:          A number of expressions used in this instrument are defined in the Biosecurity Act 2015, including the following:

(a)    Australian territory;

(b)    foreign vessel;

(c)    operator;

(d)    passenger;

(e)    port.

                   In this instrument:

international cruise ship means a foreign vessel that:

                     (a)  has the capacity to carry 100 or more passengers; and

                     (b)  is on a voyage from a port outside Australian territory.

Part 2Requirements

  

5  International cruise ships not to enter Australian ports before 15 April 2020

                   The operator of an international cruise ship must cause the ship not to enter a port in Australian territory before 15 April 2020, unless:

                     (a)  there is in force permission for the ship to enter the port given by the Comptroller‑General of Customs (within the meaning of the Customs Act 1901) on the basis that:

                              (i)  the ship is in distress; or

                             (ii)  other extraordinary circumstances exist; or

                     (b)  the ship departed a port outside Australian territory before the end of 15 March 2020 (by legal time in the Australian Capital Territory) and, when it departed that port, was bound directly for a port in Australian territory.