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Noxious Weeds Act 1993 No 11
Current version for 4 June 2015 to date (accessed 28 May 2017 at 10:56)
Part 5 Division 1 Section 44
44   Inspections and investigations
For the purposes of this Act, an inspector or an authorised officer who has a power to enter premises may do any of the following:
(a)  inspect the premises,
(b)  search the premises,
(c)  examine, take samples, photographs or video recordings of, seize, detain or remove any thing in or about those premises that the inspector or authorised officer reasonably suspects to be noxious weed material or to be vegetable matter, or any other thing, containing noxious weed material,
(c1)  test, treat or disinfest any noxious weed material or any vegetable or other matter that the inspector or authorised officer reasonably suspects contains noxious weed material,
(d)  require the production of and inspect any records in or about those premises,
(e)  take copies of, or extracts or notes from, any such records,
(f)  require any person in or about those premises to answer questions or otherwise furnish information,
(g)  require the occupier of those premises to provide the inspector or authorised officer with such assistance and facilities as is or are reasonably necessary to enable the inspector or authorised officer to exercise his or her functions,
(h)  remove or destroy or cause to be removed or destroyed any thing in or about those premises that the inspector or authorised officer reasonably suspects to be noxious weed material or to be vegetable matter, or any other thing, containing noxious weed material,
(i)  break open and search any box, container, package or receptacle (including any place that could be used as a receptacle) in or about those premises,
(j)  test, treat or disinfest any box, container, package or receptacle (including any place that could be used as a receptacle) in or about those premises that the inspector or authorised officer reasonably suspects contains any noxious weed material or vegetable or other matter containing noxious weed material.