National Animal Identification and Tracing Act 2012

40 Purposes of holding core data

(1)

Core data is held in the NAIT information system for the following purposes:

(a)

to enable the NAIT organisation, a NAIT officer, or a NAIT authorised person to exercise their powers and carry out their functions and duties:

(b)

to assist other persons with duties under this Act to carry out their duties:

(c)

to facilitate the purposes of the Animal Products Act 1999, Animal Welfare Act 1999, Biosecurity Act 1993, Commodity Levies Act 1990, Primary Products Marketing Act 1953, and any other enactment relating to animals or animal health:

(d)

to respond to the following human health issues:

(i)

food residues associated with animals:

(ii)

food-borne diseases associated with animals:

(iii)

diseases transferable between animals and humans:

(e)

to provide data supporting productivity, market assurance, and trading requirements:

(f)

to respond to natural disasters or requests from emergency services when rapid access to data on animals and people is needed to manage risks to the lives and welfare of animals and people:

(g)

to provide statistical data for policy development and related advice about the industries to which this Act applies:

(h)

to enable the NAIT organisation to publish general agricultural statistics under section 49:

(i)

to provide data to enable a potential purchaser of a NAIT animal to trace the location history of the animal over its life:

(j)

to respond, or assist others with duties to respond, to inquiries about theft of NAIT animals, wandering NAIT animals, or NAIT animals found dead in public places.

(2)

For the purpose of subsection (1),—

emergency services means—

(a)

the services described in section 4 of the Civil Defence Emergency Management Act 2002; and

(b)

animal control services of local authorities or other similar services relating to animal control

location history means information about the locations in which the animal was registered and the dates during which the animal resided in each location.

Section 40(1)(c): amended, on 14 December 2019, by section 16(1) of the National Animal Identification and Tracing Amendment Act 2019 (2019 No 74).

Section 40(1)(f): replaced, on 14 December 2019, by section 16(2) of the National Animal Identification and Tracing Amendment Act 2019 (2019 No 74).

Section 40(1)(i): amended, on 14 December 2019, by section 16(3) of the National Animal Identification and Tracing Amendment Act 2019 (2019 No 74).

Section 40(1)(j): inserted, on 14 December 2019, by section 16(4) of the National Animal Identification and Tracing Amendment Act 2019 (2019 No 74).

Section 40(2): inserted, on 14 December 2019, by section 16(5) of the National Animal Identification and Tracing Amendment Act 2019 (2019 No 74).