Epidemic Preparedness Act 2006

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8 Activating other measures while epidemic notice in force

(1)

While an epidemic notice is in force (or when making an epidemic notice), the Prime Minister may, with the agreement of the Minister responsible for the administration of the enactment concerned, by notice (stating the name of the quarantinable disease stated in the epidemic notice), state—

(a)

any matter that must be stated in order for action, or a particular action, to be taken under some other enactment referring to an epidemic management notice:

(b)

any matter that must be stated in order for the application of some other enactment referring to an epidemic management notice, or a provision of such an enactment, to be modified (or modified with a particular effect) by virtue of the giving of the notice:

(c)

that it activates—

(i)

either or both of the following:

(A)

one or more of the modifications made by one or more stated prospective modification orders:

(B)

all the modifications made by one or more stated prospective modification orders; or

(ii)

all the modifications made by all prospective modification orders.

(2)

The Prime Minister must not give a notice under subsection (1) unless satisfied that the effects of the outbreak concerned make it, or are likely to make it, reasonably necessary to do so.

(3)

A notice under subsection (1) expires when the epidemic notice concerned expires or is revoked.

(4)

A notice under this section is secondary legislation (see Part 3 of the Legislation Act 2019 for publication requirements).

Legislation Act 2019 requirements for secondary legislation made under this section
PublicationThe maker must publish it in the GazetteLA19 ss 73, 74(1)(a), Sch 1 cl 14
PresentationIt is not required to be presented to the House of Representatives because a transitional exemption applies under Schedule 1 of the Legislation Act 2019LA19 s 114, Sch 1 cl 32(1)(a)
DisallowanceIt may be disallowed by the House of Representatives LA19 ss 115, 116
This note is not part of the Act.

Section 8(1): amended, on 28 October 2021, by section 3 of the Secondary Legislation Act 2021 (2021 No 7).

Section 8(4): inserted, on 28 October 2021, by section 3 of the Secondary Legislation Act 2021 (2021 No 7).