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Amendments to the Biosecurity Act 2015

The Biosecurity Act 2015 took effect on 16 June 2016, but we are continuing to implement phased, delayed and transitional provisions.

You are now invited to provide feedback on the draft Biosecurity Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2017, which proposes some changes to the Biosecurity Act 2015.

Proposed changes will help us manage biosecurity risks through:

  • enhanced information gathering powers
  • improved ability to amend biosecurity import conditions in response to risks, including those from overseas
  • minor, technical changes to improve administration of the Act.

Importers will benefit from the changes, as they will no longer need import permits for some goods.

You are unlikely to see a significant difference in how we interact with you as the result of these amendments.

Submissions on the Bill will close on 30 January 2018.

To make a submission:

We will consider all comments before finalising the Bill. Subject to scheduling, we expect to introduce the Bill to Parliament in March 2018 during the autumn parliamentary sitting period.

You can also provide your thoughts about how well we consulted you on this amendment through the Feedback tab.

The Biosecurity Act 2015 took effect on 16 June 2016, but we are continuing to implement phased, delayed and transitional provisions.

You are now invited to provide feedback on the draft Biosecurity Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2017, which proposes some changes to the Biosecurity Act 2015.

Proposed changes will help us manage biosecurity risks through:

  • enhanced information gathering powers
  • improved ability to amend biosecurity import conditions in response to risks, including those from overseas
  • minor, technical changes to improve administration of the Act.

Importers will benefit from the changes, as they will no longer need import permits for some goods.

You are unlikely to see a significant difference in how we interact with you as the result of these amendments.

Submissions on the Bill will close on 30 January 2018.

To make a submission:

We will consider all comments before finalising the Bill. Subject to scheduling, we expect to introduce the Bill to Parliament in March 2018 during the autumn parliamentary sitting period.

You can also provide your thoughts about how well we consulted you on this amendment through the Feedback tab.