Intrastate movements – new and alternative requirements (Section 44)

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Pursuant to section 44 of the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007 (the Act) the Director General of Agriculture and Food granted temporary approval for new and alternative requirements for the intrastate movement of certain potential carriers of declared pests.

This section 44 temporary approval remains in force until 15 October 2019.

Section 44 requirements summary

These requirements take effect as an alternative to the requirements currently imposed under regulation 20 and 21 of the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Regulations 2013. The requirements will remain in place until 15 October 2019, by which time they should have been made permanent by amendment of the regulations.

Failure to comply with the requirements constitutes an offence under the Act and penalties apply.

Of particular importance are the requirements relating to the movement of banana containers to Kununurra and Carnarvon. These have been introduced to combat the threat of introduction of Panama Disease, a devastating disease of bananas recently found in Queensland. Please note the re-packing of bananas on arrival in Western Australia does not avoid the requirement for inspection and identification.

See the next page for the full requirements approved pursuant to Section 44.

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