Consultation - Gene Technology

This page contains information about consultations relating to the National Gene Technology Scheme and online publications.

Page last updated: 07 May 2021

The importance of thorough consultation to inform all Australian Governments is acknowledged through the endorsement of ongoing reviews of the National Gene Technology Scheme (the Scheme). There is increasing recognition, across private and public sectors, of the value of policy co-design, whereby all those with vested interests are engaged in both identifying and constructing solutions to what are often multi-perspective issues.

During reviews of the Scheme and implementation of endorsed recommendations which have arisen from these reviews – there have been multiple opportunities for stakeholders to contribute their views.

Q&A responses to inform submissions

Set out below is a selection of questions received from organisations and individuals addressing key issues raised during recently held consultation information sessions to modernise and future proof the National Gene Technology Scheme (the Scheme).

National Gene Technology Scheme: Consultation Regulation Impact Statement and Explanatory Paper – Frequently asked questions

Please note this list of questions is comprehensive but not exhaustive: additional questions will be addressed and included to the published list as they are raised.

Previous consultations:

Recognising the importance of ongoing consultation to inform implementation of the recommendations arising from The Third Review of the Scheme (the Review), an issues paper was developed in 2019 to inform stakeholders of three key priority areas.

Submissions received to inform this consultation are available from the link below.

2019 Issues Paper Consultation – Submissions Received

Additional information about previous consultation processes, can be accessed below.

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