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References to the Quarantine Act 1908

The Quarantine Act 1908 was repealed on 16 June 2016 and replaced by the Biosecurity Act 2015. The department has endeavored to ensure that legislative references are current on the website. However, due to administrative and technical constraints, material on this site may still contain references to the Quarantine Act 1908. Any references to the Quarantine Act 1908 and its subordinate legislation are outdated, and the department and its officers are now undertaking functions and duties and exercising powers pursuant to the Biosecurity Act 2015.

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Last reviewed: 7 February 2020
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