173. The risk assessment concluded that this proposed limited and controlled release of GM safflower on a cumulative maximum area of 7 ha over three growing seasons at sites in the ACT, near Narrabri in NSW, and in Wagga Wagga in NSW poses negligible risks to the health and safety of people or the environment as a result of gene technology.

174. The risk management plan concludes that these negligible risks do not require specific risk treatment measures. However, licence conditions have been imposed to limit the release to the proposed size, locations and duration, and to restrict the spread and persistence of the GMOs and their genetic material in the environment, as these were important considerations in establishing the context for assessing the risks.