The DIR 066/2006 licence now authorises dealings with five GM cotton lines Australia wide. Previously, dealings with the same five GM cotton lines were authorised by five different commercial DIR licences (DIR 066/2006 in northern Australia and DIRs 012/2002, 022/2002, 023/2002 and 059/2005 in southern Australia).

Notification of decision to issue a licence - posted 26 October 2006
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Questions & Answers
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Media Release - GM cotton as safe as non-GM cotton in northern Australia
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Risk Assessment and Risk Management Plan (RARMP) Executive Summary
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Risk Assessment and Risk Management Plan (RARMP) Technical Summary
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Full Risk Assessment and Risk Management Plan (RARMP) for Commercial release of genetically modified (GM) herbicide tolerant and/or insect resistant cotton lines north of latitude 22 South
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GM Cotton Licence Conditions
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Cotton licence application summary
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Reference material

Risk Analysis Framework for Licence Applications to the Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (2nd Edition)

The Biology and Ecology of Cotton

ACCRC study of potential cotton growing areas 'Northern Australia scoping study' - external link.

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