249. The risk assessment of events listed in Chapter 2 concluded that there are negligible risks to people and the environment from the proposed trial of GM sugarcane. The Risk Analysis Framework (OGTR 2007a), which guides the risk assessment and risk management process, defines negligible risks as insubstantial with no present need to invoke actions for their mitigation.

250. These events were considered in the context of the scale of the proposed release (a maximum total area of 21 ha on six BSES stations in Queensland over 15 years), the containment measures (Chapter 1, Section 3), and the receiving environment (Chapter 1, Section 6).