Quarantine Legislation Amendment (2014 Measures No. 2) Proclamation 2014

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Quarantine Legislation Amendment (2014 Measures No. 2) Proclamation 2014
 
Select Legislative Instrument No.  , 2014
I, General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Ret’d), Governor‑General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following Proclamation.
Signed and sealed with the Great Seal of Australia
on 11 December 2014
Peter Cosgrove
Governor‑General
By His Excellency’s Command
Barnaby Joyce
Minister for Agriculture
  
  
Contents
1............ Name................................................................................................... 1
2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1
3............ Authority............................................................................................. 1
4............ Schedules............................................................................................ 1
Schedule 1—Quarantine Proclamation 1998                                                        2
Schedule 2—Quarantine (Christmas Island) Proclamation 2004           20
Schedule 3—Quarantine (Cocos Islands) Proclamation 2004                   27
1  Name
                   This is the Quarantine Legislation Amendment (2014 Measures No. 2) Proclamation 2014.
2  Commencement
                   This instrument commences on 1 January 2015.
3  Authority
                   This instrument is made under section 13 of the Quarantine Act 1908.
4  Schedules
                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.
Schedule 1—Quarantine Proclamation 1998
  
1  Section 3
Before “In this Proclamation”, insert:
Note:          A number of expressions used in this Proclamation are defined in the Quarantine Act, including the following:
(a)    Christmas Island;
(b)    Cocos Islands;
(c)    Director of Quarantine;
(d)    Officer.
2  Section 3
Insert:
biological material means any material originating from an animal, plant or microbial source.
3  Section 3
Repeal the following definitions:
                     (a)  definition of Christmas Island;
                     (b)  definition of Cocos Islands.
4  Section 3 (definition of DAFF FMD Approved Country List)
Repeal the definition.
5  Section 3
Insert:
dairy product means:
                     (a)  milk (including condensed, concentrated, dried and powdered milk); or
                     (b)  goods produced from milk (including butter, cheese, casein, cream, ghee, whey, ice cream, milk albumin and yoghurt).
Department of Agriculture FMD‑Free Approved Country List means the list of countries that the Secretary is satisfied are free from foot‑and‑mouth disease, published by the Agriculture Department.
Note:          The list could in 2014 be viewed on the Agriculture Department’s website (http://www.agriculture.gov.au).
6  Section 3 (definition of Director of Quarantine)
Repeal the definition.
7  Section 3
Insert:
egg means an egg of a bird.
egg product includes:
                     (a)  whole egg in any form (pasteurised or unpasteurised); and
                     (b)  egg albumen in any form (pasteurised or unpasteurised); and
                     (c)  egg yolk in any form (pasteurised or unpasteurised); and
                     (d)  goods produced from egg (including egg noodles and mooncakes).
8  Section 3 (definition of officer)
Repeal the definition.
9  Section 3
Insert:
official veterinarian, for a country, has the same meaning as in the Terrestrial Animal Health Code promulgated by the World Organisation for Animal Health.
Note:          Under that Code, official veterinarian means “a veterinarian authorised by the Veterinary Authority of the country to perform certain designated official tasks associated with animal health and/or public health and inspections of commodities and, when appropriate, to certify in conformity with the provisions of Chapters 5.1 and 5.2” of that Code.
shelf stable: see section 4A.
United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea means the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, done at Montego Bay on 10 December 1982.
Note:          The Convention is in Australian Treaty Series 1994 No. 31 ([1994] ATS 31) and could in 2014 be viewed in the Australian Treaties Library on the AustLII website (http://www.austlii.edu.au).
10  Section 3 (note 1)
Omit “Note 1”, substitute “Note”.
11  Section 3 (note 2)
Repeal the note.
12  After section 4
Insert:
4A  Meaning of shelf stable
                   A thing is shelf stable if:
                     (a)  it has been commercially manufactured; and
                     (b)  it has been packaged by the manufacturer; and
                     (c)  it is in that package; and
                     (d)  the package has not been opened or broken; and
                     (e)  it is able to be stored in the package at room or ambient temperature; and
                      (f)  it does not require refrigeration or freezing before the package is opened.
13  Paragraph 14(1)(g)
Omit “Schedule 1;”, substitute “Schedule 1.”.
14  Paragraph 14(1)(i)
Repeal the paragraph.
15  Section 27
Insert:
veterinary therapeutic use means use in or in connection with:
                     (a)  preventing, diagnosing, curing or alleviating a disease or condition in animals; or
                     (b)  preventing, diagnosing, curing or alleviating the infestation of animals by a pest; or
                     (c)  curing or alleviating an injury suffered by animals; or
                     (d)  influencing, inhibiting or modifying a physiological process associated with a disease or condition in animals.
16  Section 27 (table 11, item 23)
Repeal the item, substitute:
 
23
Microbial fermentation products (other than lactic acid, citric acid, xanthum gum, alcohols, purified vitamins or purified amino acids)
 
17  Division 2 of Part 4 (heading)
Repeal the heading, substitute:
Division 2—Importation of biological materials into Australia—general
18  Section 28 (heading)
Repeal the heading, substitute:
28  Importation of biological materials—general (Quarantine Act, ss 13(1)(d) and (e))
19  Paragraph 28(2)(a)
Omit “section 29,”, substitute “section 29, Division 3, or section 33,”.
20  At the end of subsection 28(2)
Add:
                   ; (e)  an article:
                              (i)  that in its normal use, is generally meant for human consumption, human therapeutic use or veterinary therapeutic use; and
                             (ii)  that is commercially prepared and packaged in a form that requires no further processing or repackaging before retail sale; and
                            (iii)  that is biological material listed in table 11AA, or that contains ingredients that are biological material listed in table 11AA and no other biological material; and
                            (iv)  that is not otherwise prohibited by this Proclamation.
 
Table 11AA—Biological materials

Item
Biological materials

1
Alcohols

2
Purified amino acids (other than those derived from neural material)

3
Highly processed biochemicals derived from wool grease (including cholesterol, cholecalciferol vitamin D3, lanolin and lanolin alcohols)

4
Essential oils

5
Esters

6
Fish oil (other than salmon oil)

7
Commercially prepared gelatin derived from animal tissues (other than ruminant tissues)

8
Homeopathic preparations

9
Pectins

10
Plant acids

11
Plant extracts (other than flours or powders)

12
Plant gums

13
Plant juices

14
Plant oils

15
Plant waxes

16
Resins

17
Starches

18
Sugars

19
Tinctures

20
Vinegars

21
Vitamins or provitamins

22
Water

23
Glucosamine, chondroitin or chitosan of aquatic animal origin (unless derived from fish of the family Salmonidae or intended for veterinary therapeutic use in aquatic animals)

24
Purified avermectin compounds manufactured without the use of materials of animal origin

25
Purified antibiotics or antimycotics manufactured without the use of materials of animal origin

 
21  Subsection 29(2)
Repeal the subsection, substitute:
             (2)  This subsection applies to a substance or article that is a starter culture, or a derivative of a starter culture (including an enzyme) listed in table 11A, if the substance or article is not contained in a milk‑based carrier, and:
                     (a)  the substance or article is intended for:
                              (i)  human food, beverage, or cosmetic use; or
                             (ii)  in‑vitro laboratory work; or
                            (iii)  in‑vivo work in laboratory animals; or
                     (b)  the substance or article is:
                              (i)  intended for human therapeutic use; and
                             (ii)  is commercially prepared and packaged in a form that requires no further processing or repackaging before retail sale.
22  Section 29 (table 11A)
Repeal the table, substitute:
 
Table 11A—Starter cultures

Item
Starter cultures

1
Acetobacter spp.

2
Aspergillus niger

3
Aspergillus oryzae

4
Bacillus acidopullulyticus

5
Bacillus amyloliquefaciens

6
Bacillus coagulans

7
Bacillus halodurans

8
Bacillus licheniformis

9
Bacillus subtilis

10
Baker’s yeast

11
Bifidobacterium spp.

12
Brevibacterium linens

13
Brewer’s yeast

14
Candida spp.

15
Chaetomium gracile

16
Citeromyces spp.

17
Clavispora spp.

18
Debaryomyces spp.

19
Dekkera spp.

20
Enterococcus durans

21
Enterococcus faecalis

22
Enterococcus faecium

23
Geotrichum candidum

24
Hansenula spp.

25
Hasagawaea spp.

26
Humicola insolens

27
Hypopichia spp.

28
Issatchenkia spp.

29
Kluyveromyces spp.

30
Lactic acid bacteria

31
Lactobacillus spp.

32
Lactococcus spp.

33
Leuconostoc spp.

34
Monascus spp.

35
Pediococcus pentasaceus

36
Penicillium camemberti (also known as Penicillium camembertii)

37
Penicillium funiculosum

38
Penicillium roqueforti (also known as Penicillium roquefortii)

39
Phaffia spp.

40
Pichia spp.

41
Propionibacterium spp.

42
Rhizopus spp.

43
Saccharomyces spp.

44
Schizosaccharomyces spp.

45
Schwanniomyces spp.

46
Staphylococcus carnosus

47
Staphylococcus xylosus

48
Streptococcus cremoris

49
Streptococcus diacetilactis

50
Streptococcus durans

51
Streptococcus faecalis

52
Streptococcus lactis

53
Streptococcus salivarius

54
Streptococcus thermophilus

55
Streptomyces olivaceus

56
Streptomyces olivochromogenes

57
Streptomyces mobaraensis (formerly Streptoverticillium mobaraensis)

58
Streptomyces murinus

59
Streptomyces rubiginosus

60
Streptomyces violaceoruber

61
Talaromyces emersonii (formerly Penicillium ermersonii)

62
Torulaspora spp.

63
Torulopsis spp.

64
Trichoderma harzianum

65
Trichoderma reesei (formerly Trichoderma longibrachiatum)

66
Trichoderma viride

67
Wine culture

68
Yoghurt/Kefir culture

69
Zygoascus spp.

70
Zygosaccharomyces spp.

 
23  At the end of Part 4
Add:
Division 3—Biological materials that may be imported into Australia subject to conditions
29A  Operation of this Division
                   For paragraphs 13(1)(d), (e) and (f) of the Quarantine Act, this Division specifies biological materials that may be imported into Australia subject to conditions.
29B  Animal food
                   Animal food for the consumption of domestic dogs or domestic cats may be imported into Australia if all of the following conditions are complied with:
                     (a)  the food has been retorted;
                     (b)  during the retort process the food was heated to a minimum core temperature of 100°C and obtained an F0 value of at least 2.8;
                     (c)  the food does not contain any ingredients derived from ruminants (other than ingredients derived from dairy products);
                     (d)  the food is shelf stable;
                     (e)  the food is imported in the hermetically sealed container in which it was retorted;
                      (f)  the hermetically sealed container is stamped or embossed in indelible ink with:
                              (i)  the identification number of the establishment at which the food was manufactured; and
                             (ii)  the batch code number for the hermetically sealed container;
                     (g)  the label on the hermetically sealed container indicates that the food is for the consumption of dogs or cats;
                     (h)  the consignment in which the food is included is accompanied by a commercial document that lists the trade name of the food;
                      (i)  the consignment in which the food is included is accompanied by a certificate given by an official veterinarian from the country in which the food was manufactured stating the following:
                              (i)  that the food has been retorted to the standard mentioned in paragraph (b);
                             (ii)  that the food does not contain any ingredients derived from ruminants (other than ingredients derived from dairy products);
                            (iii)  if the food contains animal material (other than dairy, avian or fish material or products originating in Australia or New Zealand)—that the animal from which the material was derived was found to be free from contagious and infectious disease in pre and post mortem inspections;
                            (iv)  if the food contains avian material (other than egg or egg products)—that the animal from which the material was derived was found to be free from contagious and infectious disease in post mortem inspections;
                             (v)  the identification or veterinary control number of the establishment at which the food was manufactured.
29C  Teleost fish
                   Teleost fish may be imported into Australia if all of the following conditions are complied with:
                     (a)  the fish is not in the family Salmonidae or Plecoglossidae;
                     (b)  the fish is imported for:
                              (i)  the consumption of pets; or
                             (ii)  use in aquaculture; or
                            (iii)  use as bait;
                     (c)  the fish was caught in the exclusive economic zone of New Zealand (as defined in the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea) or adjacent international waters;
                     (d)  the fish was caught by a person authorised or permitted under a law of New Zealand to do so;
                     (e)  the consignment in which the fish is included is accompanied by a certificate given by an official of the Government of New Zealand stating:
                              (i)  the species of fish; and
                             (ii)  that the fish was caught in the exclusive economic zone of New Zealand or adjacent international waters.
29D  Cephalopods and associated finfish bycatch
                   Cephalopods and any associated finfish bycatch may be imported into Australia if all of the following conditions are complied with:
                     (a)  the finfish is not in the family Salmonidae or Plecoglossidae;
                     (b)  the cephalopods and finfish is imported for:
                              (i)  use in aquaculture; or
                             (ii)  use as bait;
                     (c)  the cephalopods and finfish were caught in the exclusive economic zone of New Zealand (as defined in the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea) or adjacent international waters;
                     (d)  the consignment in which the cephalopods and finfish are included is accompanied by a certificate given by an official of the Government of New Zealand stating that:
                              (i)  the cephalopods and finfish are of New Zealand origin; and
                             (ii)  the cephalopods and finfish were caught in the exclusive economic zone of New Zealand or adjacent international waters.
24  Section 32 (table heading and column headings)
Repeal the headings, substitute:
 
Table 12—Article or thing likely to introduce a disease or pest

Item
Article or thing

25  Section 32 (table 12, item 1)
Repeal the item, substitute:
 
1
Soil, articles with soil adhering and articles containing soil, unless treated by an approved treatment on arrival
26  Section 32 (table 12, item 7)
Repeal the item, substitute:
 
7
Food or supplements for animals, of plant, animal (including fish) or microbial origin, other than food or supplements that the only ingredients of which that are biological materials are the following:
(a) alcohols;
(b) cultures of Saccharomyces cerevisiae (for example, Baker’s yeast or Brewer’s yeast);
(c) citric acid;
(d) lactic acid;
(e) purified amino acids (other than those derived from neural material);
(f) purified vitamins;
(g) xanthan gum
27  Section 32 (table 12, item 25)
Repeal the item, substitute:
 
25
Bioremedial products other than:
(a) synthetic or chemical bioremedial products; or
(b) products that are, or the only ingredients of which that are biological materials are, the following:
(i) alcohols;
(ii) cultures of Saccharomyces cerevisiae (for example, Baker’s yeast or Brewer’s yeast);
(iii) citric acid;
(iv) lactic acid;
(v) purified amino acids (other than those derived from neural material);
(vi) purified vitamins;
(vii) xanthan gum
28  Subsection 33(1)
After “subsection (2)”, insert “or (3)”.
29  Subsection 33(2)
Repeal the subsection, substitute:
             (2)  This subsection applies to a teleost fish product that is permitted to be imported under:
                     (a)  paragraph 38(2)(a) (see item 25C of table 13); or
                     (b)  paragraph 38(2)(c).
             (3)  This subsection applies to an article or thing that is permitted to be imported under Division 3 of Part 4.
30  Subsection 35(1)
Repeal the following definitions:
                     (a)  definition of dairy product;
                     (b)  definition of egg;
                     (c)  definition of egg product;
                     (d)  definition of official veterinarian.
31  Subsection 35(3)
Repeal the subsection.
32  Section 38 (table 13, item 1)
Repeal the item, substitute:
 
1
Animals and animal tissues (including fish), if:
(a) preserved and fixed in 70% alcohol or 10% formalin or a minimum of 2% glutaraldehyde, or plastinated using curable polymers; and
(b) stored in a container that is reliably sealed; and
(c) certified by the laboratory or facility that preserved the animal or tissue as being treated to ensure complete preservation and fixation; and
(d) no animal is, or will be, exposed directly or indirectly to the animal or tissue, or any of its derivatives; and
(e) the animal or tissue is not intended to be used for isolation or synthesis of viable microorganisms or infectious agents or their homologues
33  Section 38 (table 13, item 14) (note)
Omit “sections 44 and 54”, substitute “section 44”.
34  Section 38 (table 13, item 15) (note)
Omit “s 44 and 54”, substitute “section 44”.
35  Section 38 (table 13, item 16)
Repeal the item, substitute:
 
16
Elasmobranch fish, processed (including fish fingers, fish cakes and fish balls, but excluding fish meal), if it:
(a) contains less than 10% by weight of egg or egg product; and
(b) is fit for human consumption
Note:          For the importation of fish and crustacean meal, see section 44.
36  Section 38 (table 13, item 20A)
Repeal the item, substitute:
 
20A
Prawn‑based food products, if shelf stable
37  Section 38 (table 13, item 25) (note)
Omit “s 44 and 54”, substitute “section 44”.
38  Section 38 (table 13, item 25A) (note)
Omit “s 43 and 53”, substitute “section 43”.
39  Section 38 (table 13, item 25B) (note)
Omit “s 43 and 53”, substitute “section 43”.
40  Section 38 (table 13, item 25C) (note 1)
Omit “s 43 and 53”, substitute “section 43”.
41  Section 38 (table 13, after item 29C)
Insert:
 
29D
Commercially prepared soap, if the ingredients derived from biological materials have undergone a process of saponification

29E
Unused blood collection tubes containing anticoagulant

42  Section 38 (table 13, item 31)
Omit “shelf‑stable”, substitute “shelf stable”.
43  Section 38 (table 13, item 31B)
Omit “Pate”, substitute “Pâté”.
44  Section 38 (table 13, item 38)
Omit “DAFF FMD”, insert “Department of Agriculture FMD‑Free”.
45  Paragraphs 40(2)(g) and (i)
Omit “DAFF FMD”, insert “Department of Agriculture FMD‑Free”.
46  Subparagraph 40(2)(k)(ii)
Omit “DAFF FMD”, insert “Department of Agriculture FMD‑Free”.
47  Paragraph 40(2)(l)
Omit “DAFF FMD”, insert “Department of Agriculture FMD‑Free”.
48  Subparagraph 40(2)(l)(iv)
Omit “Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry”, substitute “Agriculture Department’s”.
49  Subparagraph 40(2)(m)(ii)
Omit “DAFF FMD”, insert “Department of Agriculture FMD‑Free”.
50  Clause 9 of Schedule 1
Repeal the clause.
51  Schedule 5
Insert:
Aechmea disticantha var. disticantha
Agave ovatifolia
Agrostemma pyrenaica
Allium amplectens
Allium attenuifolium
Allium diabolense
Allium monospermum
Allium occidentale
Allium serratum
Amblygonum orientale
Anneslia eriophylla
Arabis menziesii
Arabis pedicellata
Billbergia acreana
Billbergia brachysiphon
Billbergia cardenasii
Billbergia castelensis
Billbergia dasilvae
Billbergia distachya
Billbergia formosa
Billbergia incarnata
Billbergia issingiana
Billbergia jandebrabanderi
Billbergia kautskyana
Billbergia laxiflora
Billbergia macracantha
Billbergia microlepis
Billbergia minitorsea
Billbergia pohliana
Billbergia robert‑readii
Billbergia rupestris
Calliandra chamaedrys
Calliandra eriophylla
Carum copticum
Cineraria aurita
Clematis quadribrateolata
Chrysanthemum corymbosum
Cryptanthus alagoanus
Cryptanthus andicola
Cryptanthus argyrophyllus
Cryptanthus duartei
Cryptanthus felixii
Cryptanthus ferrarius
Cryptanthus lavrasensis
Cryptanthus minarum
Cryptanthus regius
Cryptanthus reptans
Cryptanthus schwackeanus
Cryptanthus seidelianus
Cryptanthus tiradentesensis
52  Schedule 5
Omit “Daucus carota”.
53  Schedule 5
Insert:
Deuterocohnia brevispicata
Deuterocohnia lotteae
Dioscorea rotundata
Dyckia deltoidea
Dyckia goehringii
Dyckia macedoi
Dyckia subsecunda
Heptarina orientalis
Jasminum auriculatum
Lagunea orientalis
Lychnis lagascae
Lychnis pyrenaica
Navia angustifolia
Navia glauca
Navia phelpsiae
Nepenthes attenboroughii
Nepenthes chang
Nepenthes kerrii
Nepenthes longifolia
Nepenthes monticola
Nepenthes nigra
Nepenthes palawanensis
Nepenthes pulchra
Nepenthes robcantleyi
Nepenthes undulatifolia
Ozothamnus diosmifolius
Parrya cheiranthoides
Parrya menziesii
Parrya pedicellata
Pericallis aurita
Persicaria orientalis
Petrocoptis hispanica
Petrocoptis lagascae
Petrocoptis pseudoviscosa
Petrocoptis viscosa
Petrocoptis wiedmannii
Pitcairnia intermedia
Phlomis grandiflora
Phoenicaulis cheiranthoides
Phoenicaulis menziesii
Phoenicaulis pedicellata
Pomaderris phylicifolia
Potentilla ‘Etna’
Potentilla ‘Gibson Scarlet’
Primula ‘Aire Mist’
Primula cephalantha
Primula kwangtungensis
Primula lepta
Primula mairei
Primula ‘McWatt’s Cream’
Primula miyabeana
Primula munroi
Primula pinnatifida
Pyrethrum corymbosum
Pseudaechmea ambigua
Quesnelia morreniana
Silene glaucifolia
Silenopsis lagascae
Streptanthus pedicellatus
Tanacetum corymbosum
Thespesia populnea
Tillandsia lampropoda
Tillandsia mereliana
Tipuana tipu
Trachyspermum ammi
Tulipa clusiana ‘Lady Jane’
Tulipa clusiana ‘Tinka’
Schedule 2—Quarantine (Christmas Island) Proclamation 2004
  
1  Section 3
Before “In this Proclamation”, insert:
Note:          A number of expressions used in this Proclamation are defined in the Quarantine Act, including the following:
(a)    Christmas Island;
(b)    Cocos Islands;
(c)    Director of Quarantine;
(d)    Officer.
2  Section 3
Insert:
biological material means any material originating from an animal, plant or microbial source.
3  Section 3
Repeal the following definitions:
                     (a)  definition of Christmas Island;
                     (b)  definition of Cocos Islands;
                     (c)  definition of Director of Quarantine;
                     (d)  definition of officer.
4  Section 14
Insert:
veterinary therapeutic use means use in or in connection with:
                     (a)  preventing, diagnosing, curing or alleviating a disease or condition in animals; or
                     (b)  preventing, diagnosing, curing or alleviating the infestation of animals by a pest; or
                     (c)  curing or alleviating an injury suffered by animals; or
                     (d)  influencing, inhibiting or modifying a physiological process associated with a disease or condition in animals.
5  Section 14 (table 5, item 23)
Repeal the item, substitute:
 
23
Microbial fermentation products (other than lactic acid, citric acid, xanthum gum, alcohols, purified vitamins or purified amino acids)
 
6  Paragraphs 15(1)(a), (b) and (c)
After “subsection (2)”, insert “or (3)”.
7  At the end of section 15
Add:
             (3)  This subsection applies to an article:
                     (a)  that in its normal use, is generally meant for human consumption, human therapeutic use or veterinary therapeutic use; and
                     (b)  that is commercially prepared and packaged in a form that requires no further processing or repackaging before retail sale; and
                     (c)  that is biological material listed in table 5A, or that contains ingredients that are biological material listed in table 5A and no other biological material; and
                     (d)  that is not otherwise prohibited by this Proclamation.
 
Table 5A—Biological materials

Item
Biological materials

1
Alcohols

2
Purified amino acids (other than those derived from neural material)

3
Highly processed biochemicals derived from wool grease (including cholesterol, cholecalciferol vitamin D3, lanolin and lanolin alcohols)

4
Essential oils

5
Esters

6
Fish oil (other than salmon oil)

7
Commercially prepared gelatin derived from animal tissues (other than ruminant tissues)

8
Homeopathic preparations

9
Pectins

10
Plant acids

11
Plant extracts (other than flours or powders)

12
Plant gums

13
Plant juices

14
Plant oils

15
Plant waxes

16
Resins

17
Starches

18
Sugars

19
Tinctures

20
Vinegars

21
Vitamins or provitamins

22
Water

23
Glucosamine, chondroitin or chitosan of aquatic animal origin (unless derived from fish of the family Salmonidae or intended for veterinary therapeutic use in aquatic animals)

24
Purified avermectin compounds manufactured without the use of materials of animal origin

25
Purified antibiotics or antimycotics manufactured without the use of materials of animal origin

8  Subsection 16(2)
Repeal the subsection, substitute:
             (2)  This subsection applies to a substance or article that is a starter culture, or a derivative of a starter culture (including an enzyme) listed in table 6, and:
                     (a)  the substance or article is intended for human food, beverage, or cosmetic use; or
                     (b)  the substance or article is:
                              (i)  intended for human therapeutic use; and
                             (ii)  is commercially prepared and packaged in a form that requires no further processing or repackaging before retail sale.
9  Section 16 (table 6)
Repeal the table, substitute:
 
Table 6—Starter cultures

Item
Starter cultures

1
Acetobacter spp.

2
Aspergillus niger

3
Aspergillus oryzae

4
Bacillus acidopullulyticus

5
Bacillus amyloliquefaciens

6
Bacillus coagulans

7
Bacillus halodurans

8
Bacillus licheniformis

9
Bacillus subtilis

10
Baker’s yeast

11
Bifidobacterium spp.

12
Brevibacterium linens

13
Brewer’s yeast

14
Candida spp.

15
Chaetomium gracile

16
Citeromyces spp.

17
Clavispora spp.

18
Debaryomyces spp.

19
Dekkera spp.

20
Enterococcus durans

21
Enterococcus faecalis

22
Enterococcus faecium

23
Geotrichum candidum

24
Hansenula spp.

25
Hasagawaea spp.

26
Humicola insolens

27
Hypopichia spp.

28
Issatchenkia spp.

29
Kluyveromyces spp.

30
Lactic acid bacteria

31
Lactobacillus spp.

32
Lactococcus spp.

33
Leuconostoc spp.

34
Monascus spp.

35
Pediococcus pentasaceus

36
Penicillium camemberti (also known as Penicillium camembertii)

37
Penicillium funiculosum

38
Penicillium roqueforti (also known as Penicillium roquefortii)

39
Phaffia spp.

40
Pichia spp.

41
Propionibacterium spp.

42
Rhizopus spp.

43
Saccharomyces spp.

44
Schizosaccharomyces spp.

45
Schwanniomyces spp.

46
Staphylococcus carnosus

47
Staphylococcus xylosus

48
Streptococcus cremoris

49
Streptococcus diacetilactis

50
Streptococcus durans

51
Streptococcus faecalis

52
Streptococcus lactis

53
Streptococcus salivarius

54
Streptococcus thermophilus

55
Streptomyces olivaceus

56
Streptomyces olivochromogenes

57
Streptomyces mobaraensis (formerly Streptoverticillium mobaraensis)

58
Streptomyces murinus

59
Streptomyces rubiginosus

60
Streptomyces violaceoruber

61
Talaromyces emersonii (formerly Penicillium ermersonii)

62
Torulaspora spp.

63
Torulopsis spp.

64
Trichoderma harzianum

65
Trichoderma reesei (formerly Trichoderma longibrachiatum)

66
Trichoderma viride

67
Wine culture

68
Yoghurt/Kefir culture

69
Zygoascus spp.

70
Zygosaccharomyces spp.

 
10  Section 17 (table heading and column headings)
Repeal the headings, substitute:
 
Table 7—Article or thing likely to introduce a disease or pest

Item
Article or thing

11  Section 17 (table 7, item 1)
Repeal the item, substitute:
 
1
Soil, articles with soil adhering and articles containing soil, unless treated by an approved treatment on arrival
12  Section 24 (table 8, item 1)
Repeal the item, substitute:
 
1
Animals and animal tissues (including fish), if:
(a) preserved and fixed in 70% alcohol or 10% formalin or a minimum of 2% glutaraldehyde, or plastinated using curable polymers; and
(b) stored in a container that is reliably sealed; and
(c) certified by the laboratory or facility that preserved the animal or tissue as being treated to ensure complete preservation and fixation; and
(d) no animal is, or will be, exposed directly or indirectly to the animal or tissue, or any of its derivatives; and
(e) the animal or tissue is not intended to be used for isolation or synthesis of viable microorganisms or infectious agents or their homologues
 
Schedule 3—Quarantine (Cocos Islands) Proclamation 2004
  
1  Section 3
Before “In this Proclamation”, insert:
Note:          A number of expressions used in this Proclamation are defined in the Quarantine Act, including the following:
(a)    Christmas Island;
(b)    Cocos Islands;
(c)    Director of Quarantine;
(d)    Officer.
2  Section 3
Insert:
biological material means any material originating from an animal, plant or microbial source.
3  Section 3
Repeal the following definitions:
                     (a)  definition of Christmas Island;
                     (b)  definition of Cocos Islands;
                     (c)  definition of Director of Quarantine;
                     (d)  definition of officer.
4  Section 14
Insert:
veterinary therapeutic use means use in or in connection with:
                     (a)  preventing, diagnosing, curing or alleviating a disease or condition in animals; or
                     (b)  preventing, diagnosing, curing or alleviating the infestation of animals by a pest; or
                     (c)  curing or alleviating an injury suffered by animals; or
                     (d)  influencing, inhibiting or modifying a physiological process associated with a disease or condition in animals.
5  Section 14 (table 6, item 23)
Repeal the item, substitute:
 
23
Microbial fermentation products (other than lactic acid, citric acid, xanthum gum, alcohols, purified vitamins or purified amino acids)
 
6  Paragraphs 15(1)(a), (b) and (c)
After “subsection (2)”, insert “or (3)”.
7  At the end of section 15
Add:
             (3)  This subsection applies to an article:
                     (a)  that in its normal use, is generally meant for human consumption, human therapeutic use or veterinary therapeutic use; and
                     (b)  that is commercially prepared and packaged in a form that requires no further processing or repackaging before retail sale; and
                     (c)  that is biological material listed in table 6A, or that contains ingredients that are biological material listed in table 6A and no other biological material; and
                     (d)  that is not otherwise prohibited by this Proclamation.
 
Table 6A—Biological materials

Item
Biological materials

1
Alcohols

2
Purified amino acids (other than those derived from neural material)

3
Highly processed biochemicals derived from wool grease (including cholesterol, cholecalciferol vitamin D3, lanolin and lanolin alcohols)

4
Essential oils

5
Esters

6
Fish oil (other than salmon oil)

7
Commercially prepared gelatin derived from animal tissues (other than ruminant tissues)

8
Homeopathic preparations

9
Pectins

10
Plant acids

11
Plant extracts (other than flours or powders)

12
Plant gums

13
Plant juices

14
Plant oils

15
Plant waxes

16
Resins

17
Starches

18
Sugars

19
Tinctures

20
Vinegars

21
Vitamins or provitamins

22
Water

23
Glucosamine, chondroitin or chitosan of aquatic animal origin (unless derived from fish of the family Salmonidae or intended for veterinary therapeutic use in aquatic animals)

24
Purified avermectin compounds manufactured without the use of materials of animal origin

25
Purified antibiotics or antimycotics manufactured without the use of materials of animal origin

8  Subsection 16(2)
Repeal the subsection, substitute:
             (2)  This subsection applies to a substance or article that is a starter culture, or a derivative of a starter culture (including an enzyme) listed in table 7, if the substance or article is not contained in a milk‑based carrier, and:
                     (a)  the substance or article is intended for human food, beverage, or cosmetic use; or
                     (b)  the substance or article is:
                              (i)  intended for human therapeutic use; and
                             (ii)  is commercially prepared and packaged in a form that requires no further processing or repackaging before retail sale.
9  Section 16 (table 7)
Repeal the table, substitute:
 
Table 7—Starter cultures

Item
Starter cultures

1
Acetobacter spp.

2
Aspergillus niger

3
Aspergillus oryzae

4
Bacillus acidopullulyticus

5
Bacillus amyloliquefaciens

6
Bacillus coagulans

7
Bacillus halodurans

8
Bacillus licheniformis

9
Bacillus subtilis

10
Baker’s yeast

11
Bifidobacterium spp.

12
Brevibacterium linens

13
Brewer’s yeast

14
Candida spp.

15
Chaetomium gracile

16
Citeromyces spp.

17
Clavispora spp.

18
Debaryomyces spp.

19
Dekkera spp.

20
Enterococcus durans

21
Enterococcus faecalis

22
Enterococcus faecium

23
Geotrichum candidum

24
Hansenula spp.

25
Hasagawaea spp.

26
Humicola insolens

27
Hypopichia spp.

28
Issatchenkia spp.

29
Kluyveromyces spp.

30
Lactic acid bacteria

31
Lactobacillus spp.

32
Lactococcus spp.

33
Leuconostoc spp.

34
Monascus spp.

35
Pediococcus pentasaceus

36
Penicillium camemberti (also known as Penicillium camembertii)

37
Penicillium funiculosum

38
Penicillium roqueforti (also known as Penicillium roquefortii)

39
Phaffia spp.

40
Pichia spp.

41
Propionibacterium spp.

42
Rhizopus spp.

43
Saccharomyces spp.

44
Schizosaccharomyces spp.

45
Schwanniomyces spp.

46
Staphylococcus carnosus

47
Staphylococcus xylosus

48
Streptococcus cremoris

49
Streptococcus diacetilactis

50
Streptococcus durans

51
Streptococcus faecalis

52
Streptococcus lactis

53
Streptococcus salivarius

54
Streptococcus thermophilus

55
Streptomyces olivaceus

56
Streptomyces olivochromogenes

57
Streptomyces mobaraensis (formerly Streptoverticillium mobaraensis)

58
Streptomyces murinus

59
Streptomyces rubiginosus

60
Streptomyces violaceoruber

61
Talaromyces emersonii (formerly Penicillium ermersonii)

62
Torulaspora spp.

63
Torulopsis spp.

64
Trichoderma harzianum

65
Trichoderma reesei (formerly Trichoderma longibrachiatum)

66
Trichoderma viride

67
Wine culture

68
Yoghurt/Kefir culture

69
Zygoascus spp.

70
Zygosaccharomyces spp.

 
10  Section 17 (table heading and column headings)
Repeal the headings, substitute:
 
Table 8—Article or thing likely to introduce a disease or pest

Item
Article or thing

11  Section 17 (table 8, item 1)
Repeal the item, substitute:
 
1
Soil, articles with soil adhering and articles containing soil, unless treated by an approved treatment on arrival
12  Section 24 (table 9, item 1)
Repeal the item, substitute:
 
1
Animals and animal tissues (including fish), if:
(a) preserved and fixed in 70% alcohol or 10% formalin or a minimum of 2% glutaraldehyde, or plastinated using curable polymers; and
(b) stored in a container that is reliably sealed; and
(c) certified by the laboratory or facility that preserved the animal or tissue as being treated to ensure complete preservation and fixation; and
(d) no animal is, or will be, exposed directly or indirectly to the animal or tissue, or any of its derivatives; and
(e) the animal or tissue is not intended to be used for isolation or synthesis of viable microorganisms or infectious agents or their homologues