Details of Measure

General Description
Country or Region Australia
Official Title Queensland's Biodiscovery Act 2004
Level Sub-national
Sub-national Entity State of Queensland
Type of Measure Legislation
Status of Measure Entered into force
Date of Entry into Force 2004-11-12
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
The Department of State Development and Innovation (DSDI) Minister (benefit sharing agreements) Sec. 33, 36
The Environment Protection Agency (EPA) (collection) Sec. 13-14
Including extra-territorial application Sec. 6-9
Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Procedures
PIC for approval of biodiscovery plans (including a benefit-sharing agreement) Sec. 36
PIC for collecting authorities Sec. 11
Mutually Agreed Terms (MATs)
Conditions of benefit-sharing agreements Sec. 34-35
Compliance Mechanisms
Offences (penalty, imprisonment) Sec. 50-58
Confidentiality Sec. 116 - 117
Definition of “native biological resources” includes virus Sec. 5

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