Increased Penalties for Breach of Biosecurity Bill

About this bill

The purpose of this bill is to better protect our border by deterring offenders from bringing in illegal biosecurity risks items such as fruit or other food by increasing the immediate fine and giving officers stronger authority to refuse entry in some cases.

Current status

Passed first reading 21 September 2022, now with the Primary Production Committee (currently before committee).
Submissions due 03 November 2022

Member of Parliament responsible

Jacqui Dean

Bill type

Member's bill

All data
Bill type Member's bill
Parliament 53
Ref 132-1
Introduced 19 May 2022
First reading 21 September 2022
Select Committee Primary Production Committee
Public submissions due 3 November 2022
Divided No

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