Gene Technology Act 2000 (Cth) - Level 3

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The Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) was established under the Act to be responsible for a national scheme to regulate genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The Act requires institutions such as the University when undertaking research and development in genetic technology to be accredited by the OGTR and to ensure access to an Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) to supervise and monitor work within their institution in accordance with the Accreditation Guidelines. The Act prohibits persons from dealing with GMOs (eg. research, manufacture, production, release and import) unless the dealing is: exempt, a notifiable low risk dealing, on the Register of GMOs or licensed by the OGTR.

Relevant Compliance Frameworks

Legislation, Standards and Codes may be linked to one or more of the University's compliance frameworks either as the driver of the requirements, or as a component of the framework.

The relevant frameworks are listed below.