The framework provides guidance on how the Gene Technology Regulator, together with staff under the regulator's direction, implements risk analysis of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in accordance with the Gene Technology Act 2000 and the Gene Technology Regulations 2001.
The purpose of the framework is to:
- provide a guide to the current rationale and approach to risk analysis
- enable a consistent and rigorous risk analysis approach to evaluating licence applications
- provide transparency on the use of risk analysis for decision making.
This version of the framework incorporates recent advances in risk analysis, increased scientific knowledge, and regulatory experience gained with GMOs both locally and overseas.