Monitoring Compliance Update June 2018
This update outlines the work of the Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) in ensuring compliance with Australia’s Gene Technology Act and Regulations.
The Regulator decides, on the basis of a sciencebased risk assessment, whether or not to allow a GM crop to be planted or a GM vaccine to be released and what restrictions should be put in place to contain and control the GMO. Work with gene technology in laboratories and other contained facilities are also regulated. The legislation has provisions for compliance and enforcement of authorisations. These are monitored by OGTR staff to ensure compliance with requirements.