Details of Measure

General Description
Country or Region Australia
Official Title Northern Territory of Australia Biological Resources Act 2006
Level Sub-national
Sub-national Entity State of Northern Territory
Type of Measure Legislation
Status of Measure Entered into force
Date of Entry into Force 2007-02-14
Additional Information
Full-text of Measure Document

Main ABS Elements

ABS Element
Description Relevant articles and sections
National Focal Point Link to Australia - National Contacts
Competent National Authority
Chief Executive Officer (if activity comprises bioprospecting) Sec. 12-23
Permit issuing authority Sec. 12, 21
Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Procedures
Mutually Agreed Terms (MATs)
Benefit-sharing agreements Sec. 27-32
Compliance Mechanisms
Certificate of provenance Sec. 35-37
Offences (penalty) Sec. 38-41
Reporting Sec. 24
Traditional Knowledge Associated to Genetic Resources
In PIC and benefit-sharing elements Sec. 28-29
Definitions of "Biodiscovery" and "Bioprospecting" Sec. 4

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme