This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations, which come into force on 10 January 2013, amend the National Animal Identification and Tracing (Obligations and Exemptions) Regulations 2012 (the principal regulations). The regulations relate to provisions in the National Animal Identification and Tracing Act 2012 (the Act). References in these regulations to a PICA are references to a natural person in day-to-day charge of a NAIT animal.
Regulation 4 amends regulation 5 of the principal regulations by inserting new subclauses (5A) and (5B).
New subclause (5A) requires the organiser of an event (such as an agricultural show or rodeo) involving any NAIT animals to notify the NAIT organisation of the date of the event and the address of the location of the event, and to register the location of the event with the NAIT organisation, at least 72 hours before the event (see section 29(3) of the Act).
New subclause (5B) requires the owner of a place where NAIT animals will be temporarily held during transport or droving between 2 NAIT locations to register the place as a transit stop at least 24 hours before temporarily holding animals at the place (see section 29(4) of the Act).
Regulation 5 amends regulation 9 of the principal regulations by replacing a reference to the date of an animal's death with a reference to the date on which the PICA first knows that the animal has died.
Regulation 6 amends regulation 10 of the principal regulations, which relates to timing requirements authorised by section 33 of the Act. Regulation 10 is amended by—
This regulation also replaces a reference to the date of an animal's death with a reference to the date on which the PICA first knows that the animal has died.
Regulation 7 amends regulation 17 of the principal regulations, which relates to cases where it is impracticable to fit a NAIT device to an animal. Regulation 17 is amended by—
Regulation 8 inserts new regulations 26 and 27, which relate to requirements in section 47(5) of the Act and offences against the regulations.
New regulation 26 requires a person granted access to data by the administrator or the panel under section 45 or 46 of the Act to comply with conditions that—
restrict the use to which the data may be put; or
prohibit further disclosure of the data; or
are imposed under 47(5) of the Act other than a condition listed in that provision.
New regulation 27 creates offences for contravening or failing to comply with specified regulations. The maximum penalty that may be imposed on conviction is a fine of $1,000. Some of these offences are also listed as infringement offences under the National Animal Identification and Tracing (Infringement Offences) Regulations 2012.