Compliance and Enforcement Policy 2016
This document sets out the policy framework the Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) will use when dealing with possible contraventions of the legislation in accordance with criminal, civil and administrative provisions.
The objectives of the OGTR’s compliance and enforcement policy are that compliance and enforcement activities and arrangement:
•achieve the objectives of the national regulatory system for gene technology;
•detect, prevent and manage contraventions of the legislation and related risks to human health, safety and the environment; and
•maintain compliance with legislation:
through ongoing assessments of the compliance performance of regulated parties; and
where consistent with the above ongoing compliance assessment, apply a cooperative regulatory approach which builds effective compliance performance capacity by regulated parties.