National Regulatory Scheme for Genetically Modified Organisms
The nationally consistent legislative scheme for gene technology is comprised of the Commonwealth Gene Technology Act 2000 and Gene Technology Regulations 2001, and corresponding State and Territory legislation.
The legislation was developed in consultation with all Australian jurisdictions and the scheme is supported by the inter-governmental Gene Technology Agreement 2001 between the Australian Government and each State and Territory.
The Commonwealth Gene Technology legislation took effect on 21 June 2001 and consists of the following:
* Note that the GTMC is now known as the Legislative and Governance Forum on Gene Technology
Regulator's Review of the Gene Technology Regulations 2011
Following a review of the Regulations by the Gene Technology Regulator initiated in 2008, the Gene Technology Amendment Regulations 2011 (the Amendment Regulations) were made on 2 June 2011. The Amendment Regulations commenced on 1 September 2011.