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DIR 066/2006

Commercial release of GM herbicide tolerant and/or insect resistant cotton lines north of latitude 22° South

Licence details

Licence number:
DIR 066/2006
Licence status:
Current
Category:
Agricultural
Release:
Commercial
Organisation:

Monsanto Australia Ltd

Parent organism:

Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.)

Modified trait:

Herbicide tolerance, Insect resistance, Selectable marker - antibiotic, Reporter gene expression

Licence issue date:
Description:

This licence allows Monsanto Australia Ltd to commence the commercial release of GM herbicide tolerant and/or insect resistant cotton lines. The GM cotton was modified by introducing two genes derived from a common soil bacterium which produce insect resistance proteins that are highly specific and toxic to the caterpillars of the two major insect pests of cotton. Initially the GM cotton was only allowed to be grown in southern Australia. After receiving further information the Regulator varied the licence to allow the GM cotton to be grown in all cotton growing areas in Australia, subject to restrictions in some Australian States and Territories for marketing reasons.

The Regulator has not imposed any specific measures to manage risk, as the risk assessment concluded that this release of GM cotton poses negligible risks to the health and safety of people or the environment. However, general conditions have been imposed to ensure that there is ongoing oversight of the release.

The risk analysis for this application was carried out in accordance with the Regulator’s Risk Analysis Framework.

Please see our factsheet for more information on GM cotton in Australia.

You can find out more about cotton and how it is farmed in Australia in our biology document.

Documents

Licence decision - notification

Outlines the Regulator’s decision to issue a licence following the assessment of this application.

Licence decision - Q&A

FAQs on the licence application and the Regulator’s decision to issue a licence for this application.

Licence application - summary

A summary of the application including brief description of the GMO(s) and proposed work with GMO(s). Also explains the assessment and public consultation process.

Risk assessment and risk management plan - summary

A summary of the Risk Assessment and Risk Management Plan prepared as part of the assessment of this application. It provides a brief description of the licence application, the risk assessment and risk management plan.

Risk assessment and risk management plan - full version

The final risk assessment and management plan prepared to support the Regulator's decision. It describes the GMO(s) and proposed work with the GMO(s) and provides an assessment of potential risks posed by the GMO(s). It also includes a summary of submissions received during the public consultation process.

Licence conditions

Sets out the licence conditions imposed by the Regulator, including the licence holder’s general and specific obligations and reporting requirements.

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