220ZW Licence to harm threatened species, population or ecological community or damage habitat
(1) The Director-General may grant a licence authorising a person to take action that is likely to result in one or more of the following:
(a) harm to a threatened species, population or ecological community,
(b) damage to a critical habitat,
(c) damage to a habitat of a threatened species, population or ecological community.
(2) A permit under section 37 may only be issued for a purpose referred to in subsection (1):
(a) for scientific purposes, or
(b) for the welfare of fish or marine vegetation, or
(c) if there is a threat to life or property.
Note. Section 220ZF provides a defence for offences under Division 4 if the accused proves that the action constituting the alleged offence was a routine fishing, agricultural or aquacultural activity or was authorised by a property management plan approved by the Director-General or by the Director-General of National Parks and Wildlife.
(3) A permit under section 37A may not be issued for a purpose referred to in subsection (1).