Allegation by Third Parties Protocol In accordance with the Gene Technology Act 2000
This protocol is to provide inquiring third parties with the appropriate information on how to report matters of non-compliance to the OGTR.
In the lead up to the introduction of the Gene Technology Bill 2000 the Interim Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (IOGTR) developed a monitoring system, however there was no legislative capacity to enforce compliance with GMAC recommendations or to enforce compliance with risk management plans.
The IOGTR therefore continued to work cooperatively with organisations conducting GM field trials to secure appropriate outcomes. The enactment of the Act on 21 June 2001 provided the legislative basis for the regulation of GMOs in Australia and provided wide reaching powers for the OGTR to monitor GMO dealings and enforce the Act.