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Agricultural Pests Destruction Act 1967  147
Commenced: 1 Apr 1968
3   Classification of pests




   3. Classification of pests---(1) For the purposes of this Act,
 agricultural pests shall be classified as follows:
   (a) Pest of national importance, being---
           (i) Rabbits; and
           (ii) Such other animals as may be declared to be pests of
         national importance by the Governor-General by Order in Council
         on the advice of the Minister given on the recommendation of the
         Council:
   [(b) Pests of local importance in respect of a specified district,
         being such animals as may be declared to be pests of local
         importance in respect of the district by the Governor-General by
         Order in Council on the advice of the Minister given either---
           (i) On the joint recommendation of the Council and the Board
         of the district; or
           (ii) On the recommendation of the Council, if the Council is
         satisfied that there is evidence that the animal is having or is
         likely to have a significant effect on agricultural production.]

   (2) Every Order in Council made under paragraph (a) or paragraph (b)
 of subsection (1) of this section may at any time in a like manner be
 revoked in whole or in part or amended.

   (3) In this Act, references to pests in relation to any land shall, in
 the absence of express provision to the contrary, be taken as meaning
 pests of national importance, or pests of local importance in respect of
 the district in which the land is situated.

       In subs. (1), para. (b) was substituted for the original para. (b)
     by s. 2 of the Agricultural Pests Destruction Amendment Act 1974.
       For Orders in Council, see Gaz 1968, p. 1120; 1974, p. 2069: 1976,
     p. 288.
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