Intergovernmental Agreement on Gene Technology

This page contains information about the Intergovernmental Gene Technology Agreement 2001, which supports the Gene Technology Scheme.

Page last updated: 05 December 2019

The Scheme is underpinned by an intergovernmental Gene Technology Agreement 2001 (the Agreement), which exists between the Commonwealth and state and territory governments.

Its aim is to support a nationally consistent regulatory system for gene technology. The Agreement acknowledges the need for a cooperative national legislative scheme, which collaborates with relevant, existing product regulators, and is consistent with international obligations.

The Scheme is a cooperative arrangement between the Commonwealth, states and territories. To allow for nationally consistent regulation, states and territories may request that the Commonwealth Minister declare their legislation to be corresponding to the Act.

Further information regarding the Agreement can be accessed below:

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