Gene Technology

The Gene Technology Act 2000 is a national scheme for the regulation of genetically modified organisms in Australia, in order to protect the health and safety of Australians and the Australian environment by identifying risks posed by or as a result of gene technology, and to manage those risks by regulating certain dealings with genetically modified organisms.

Page last updated: 09 October 2019

Open Consultation

A public call for submissions in response to a series of questions posed in the September 2019 Issues Paper ‘Implementing the Recommendations of the Third Review of the Gene Technology Scheme: Phase 1’ is now open.

This consultation process seeks to gather information to guide assessment of future options to address issues arising from the Third Review of the Gene Technology Scheme.

All submissions must be lodged through the Consultation Hub before COB - 29 November 2019.

Learn more about the recently released September 2019 Issues Paper consultation process by visiting the Consultation Hub.

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