Information on the recent Technical Review of the Gene Technology Regulations 2001 can be found on the Technical Review page.

Information on the recent Review of the Gene Technology Scheme can be found on the Department of Health’s Third Review of the National Gene Technology Scheme page.

The 2011 review of the Gene Technology Act 2000

An independent review of the Gene Technology Act 2000 (the Act) was conducted for the Gene Technology Ministerial Council (now known as the Legislative and Governance Forum on Gene Technology, LGFGT) in 2011. The review concluded that the Act is working well and that, “The Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) is operating in an effective and efficient manner” and that “The OGTR is providing a rigorous, highly transparent regulatory system.”

The Gene Technology Amendment Act 2015 implemented minor and technical recommendations of the 2011 Review as agreed by all governments in 2013.

More information on this review is available on the Department of Health website

The 2006 statutory review of the Gene Technology Act 2000

In 2005-06 the independent statutory review of the Act and the Intergovernmental Gene Technology Agreement 2001 was conducted (the Statutory Review). The Statutory Review found that the Act and the national regulatory scheme had worked well in the five years following introduction, and that no major changes were required. However, it suggested a number of minor changes, aimed at improving the operation of the Act at the margin.

The Gene Technology Amendment Act 2007 and the Gene Technology Amendment Regulations 2007 implemented the changes as agreed in the State, Territory and Australian Governments' Response to the recommendations of the Statutory Review.

More information related to the independent Statutory Review is available from the Australian Government Web Archive.

The Regulator's 2008-11 review of the Gene Technology Regulations 2001

In 2008 the Gene Technology Regulator initiated a review of the Regulations in response to suggestions from regulated organisations, as well as the operational experience of the OGTR, regarding a number of provisions that might be improved.

This review led to the Gene Technology Amendment Regulations 2011.

Further information can be found at the Gene Technology Amendment Regulations 2011 Q&A and the the Gene Technology Amendment Regulations 2011 webpages.

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