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DIR 066/2006 - Commercial release of GM herbicide tolerant and/or insect resistant cotton



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).

DIR 066/2006 Notification of decision to issue a licence - posted 26 October 2006 (HTML)
DIR 066/2006 Notification of decision to issue a licence - posted 26 October 2006 (PDF 49 KB)

DIR 066/2006 Questions & Answers (HTML)
DIR 066/2006 Questions & Answers (PDF 31 KB)

DIR 066/2006 - Media Release - GM cotton as safe as non-GM cotton in northern Australia (HTML)
DIR 066/2006 - Media Release - GM cotton as safe as non-GM cotton in northern Australia (PDF 27 KB)

DIR 066/2006 - Risk Assessment and Risk Management Plan (RARMP) Executive Summary (HTML)
DIR 066/2006 - Risk Assessment and Risk Management Plan (RARMP) Executive Summary (PDF 87 KB)

DIR 066/2006 - Risk Assessment and Risk Management Plan (RARMP) Technical Summary (HTML)
DIR 066/2006 - Risk Assessment and Risk Management Plan (RARMP) Technical Summary (PDF 178 KB)

DIR 066/2006 - 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 (TOC)
DIR 066/2006 - 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 (PDF 1.93 MB)

DIR 066/2006 - GM Cotton Licence Conditions (HTML)
DIR 066/2006 - GM Cotton Licence Conditions (PDF 82 KB)

DIR 066/2006 - Cotton licence application summary (HTML)
DIR 066/2006 - Cotton licence application summary (PDF 79 KB)

Reference material

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

The Biology and Ecology of Cotton

Map of Local Government Areas where cotton is grown (PDF 971 KB)

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

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