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Crimes (Biological Weapons) Act 1976
Crimes (Biological Weapons) Act 1976 [taking into account amendments up to Act no. 24 of 2001] : an act relating to the prohibition of the development, production and stockpiling of certain biological agents and toxins and of weapons for their delivery

Act no. 11 of 1977 as amended. - Source : (last accessed on 21.05.2012)

The Act implements criminal sanctions for violations of the 1972 Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on their Destruction.

Pursuant to Section 5, the Act has extraterritorial effect in that it extends to acts carried out or omitted to be carried out by Australian citizens outside Australia and the external Territories.

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