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Media Releases under the New Regulatory System and the Previous Voluntary System

OGTR Media Releases

2007

First genetically modified plant on Australian 'GMO Register' - 2 April 2007 (RTF 42 KB)
First genetically modified plant on Australian 'GMO Register' - 2 April 2007 (PDF 25 KB)

2006

GM cotton as safe as non-GM cotton in northern Australia - 26 October 2006 (RTF 39 KB)
GM cotton as safe as non-GM cotton in northern Australia - 26 October 2006 (PDF 28 KB)

2005

Coordinated risk assessment for new commercial GM cotton - 5 December 2005 (RTF 159 KB)
Coordinated risk assessment for new commercial GM cotton - 5 December 2005 (PDF 31 KB)

Genetically modified canola detected in Victoria safe as conventional canola - 14 July 2005 (RTF 149 KB)
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2003

Joint regulatory decision on Monsanto GM canola - 19 December 2003 (RTF 11 KB)
Joint regulatory decision on Monsanto GM canola - 19 December 2003 (PDF 12 KB)

Public comment sought on Monsanto GM canola risk management plan - 2 October 2003 (RTF 10 KB)
Public comment sought on Monsanto GM canola risk management plan - 2 October 2003 (PDF 37 KB)

Rigorous Assessment Confirms GM InvigorŪ Canola Safe as Non-GM Canola - 25 July 2003 (RTF 36 KB)
Rigorous Assessment Confirms GM InvigorŪ Canola Safe as Non-GM Canola - 25 July 2003 (PDF 21 KB)

Gene Technology Regulator releases Bayer GM canola risk management plan for public comment - 1 April 2003 (RTF 11 KB)
Gene Technology Regulator releases Bayer GM canola risk management plan for public comment - 1 April 2003 (PDF 34 KB)

Licences issued for imported GM grains - 8 January 2003
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2002

Regulator stops clock on GM canola applications - 8 November 2002 (RTF 13 KB)
Regulator stops clock on GM canola applications - 8 November 2002 (PDF 43 KB)

Gene Technology Regulator refuses commercial release of GM cotton in Northern Australia, but gives approval elsewhere - 24 September 2002 (RTF 8 KB)
Gene Technology Regulator refuses commercial release of GM cotton in Northern Australia, but gives approval elsewhere - 24 September 2002 (PDF 43 KB)

First application for commercial release of GM canola in Australia marks first anniversary of the Office of the Gene Technology Regulator - 21 June 2002 (RTF 10 KB)
First application for commercial release of GM canola in Australia marks first anniversary of the Office of the Gene Technology Regulator - 21 June 2002 (PDF 43 KB)

Governments/Community/Ethicists and Scientists Achieve Gene Technology Regulation Milestone - 22 May 2002 (PDF 28 KB)

Update information for the public on intentional release of GMOs - 5 April 2002 (PDF 32 KB)

Gene Technology Regulator Issues the First Licence Under New Laws - 19 January 2002 (PDF 28 KB)
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2001

Early Bird Notification on DIR 006/2001, DIR 008/2001, DIR 009/2001 - 17 December 2001 (PDF 33 KB)

New Regulator takes up position - 6 December 2001 (PDF 42 KB)

Comments sought on first application for a trial of a GM crop under new Laws - 21 November 2001 (PDF 30 KB)

New Gene Technology Regulator to take up position in December 2001 - 2 October 2001 (PDF 124 KB)

Only two GM trial sites to be appealed - 19 September 2001 (PDF 22 KB)

Gene Tech Regulator has assessed record numbers of applications for Commercial-in-Confidence - 10 August 2001 (PDF 33 KB)

Regulator today releases information on 85 per cent of Australia's Gene Tech Crop Sites - 7 July 2001 (PDF 7 KB)
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Media Releases under the previous Voluntary System

2000

Gene Technology regulations in Australia will be among world's best practice - 25 August 2000 (PDF 10 KB)

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