Biosecurity Act 1993

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52 Communication of pest or unwanted organism

No person shall knowingly communicate, cause to be communicated, release, or cause to be released, or otherwise spread any pest or unwanted organism except—

(a)

in the course of and in accordance with a pest management plan; or

(b)

as provided in an emergency regulation made under section 150; or

(c)

for a scientific purpose carried out with the authority of the Minister; or

(d)

as permitted either generally or specifically by a chief technical officer.

Compare: 1967 No 50 s 38; 1967 No 147 s 111

Section 52 heading: amended, on 26 November 1997, by section 27(1) of the Biosecurity Amendment Act 1997 (1997 No 89).

Section 52: amended, on 26 November 1997, by section 27(1) of the Biosecurity Amendment Act 1997 (1997 No 89).

Section 52(a): amended, on 18 September 2012, by section 38(1) of the Biosecurity Law Reform Act 2012 (2012 No 73).

Section 52(c): amended, on 18 September 2012, by section 38(2) of the Biosecurity Law Reform Act 2012 (2012 No 73).

Section 52(d): inserted, on 26 November 1997, by section 27(2) of the Biosecurity Amendment Act 1997 (1997 No 89).