(1) Any Minister has power to—
(a) direct the forfeiture of organisms and organic material under section 134(3):
(b) take action under sections 144 and 147 in relation to biosecurity emergencies:
(c) take action under section 145 in relation to biosecurity emergencies:
(d) recommend to the Governor-General under section 150(1) the making of biosecurity emergency regulations, and where such regulations are made, the Minister has the duty of laying them before the House of Representatives under section 150(5):
(e) declare a provisional control programme under section 152(1):
(f) extend under subsection (3) of section 152 a provisional control programme.
(2) A Minister must not delegate to any person the exercise of the powers specified in subsection (1)(b), (d), (e), and (f).
Section 11: substituted, on 26 November 1997, by section 7 of the Biosecurity Amendment Act 1997 (1997 No 89).
Section 11(2): amended, on 7 May 1999, by section 2 of the Biosecurity Amendment Act 1999 (1999 No 29).