Consultation - Gene Technology

This page contains information about consultations relating to the National Gene Technology Scheme and online publications.

Page last updated: 24 February 2021

The importance of thorough consultation to inform all Australian Governments is acknowledged through the endorsement of ongoing reviews of the National Gene Technology Scheme (the Scheme). There is increasing recognition, across private and public sectors, of the value of policy co-design, whereby all those with vested interests are engaged in both identifying and constructing solutions to what are often multi-perspective issues.

During reviews of the Scheme and implementation of endorsed recommendations which have arisen from these reviews – there have been multiple opportunities for stakeholders to contribute their views.

Consultation Now Open!

A public call for submissions in response to a series of questions posed in the ‘Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS)' and ‘Explanatory Paper’ are now open for comment.

This consultation process seeks to gather information to guide assessment of options to implement recommendations of the Third Review of the National Gene Technology Scheme within a revised regulatory framework.

All submissions must be lodged through the Consultation Hub before close of business on Wednesday, 17 March 2021.

Learn more about this consultation by visiting the Consultation Hub.

Previous consultations:

Recognising the importance of ongoing consultation to inform implementation of the recommendations arising from The Third Review of the Scheme (the Review), an issues paper was developed in 2019 to inform stakeholders of three key priority areas.

Submissions received to inform this consultation are available from the link below.

2019 Issues Paper Consultation – Submissions Received

Additional information about previous consultation processes, can be accessed below.

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