The DIR 066/2006 licence now authorises dealings with five GM cotton lines Australia wide. Previously, dealings with the same five GM cotton lines were authorised by five different commercial DIR licences (DIR 066/2006 in northern Australia and DIRs 012/2002, 022/2002, 023/2002 and 059/2005 in southern Australia).

PDF version of Notification of decision to issue a licence - posted 26 October 2006 (PDF 142 KB)
DOCX version of Notification of decision to issue a licence - posted 26 October 2006 (DOCX 84 KB)

PDF version of Questions & Answers (PDF 134 KB)
DOCX version of Questions & Answers (DOCX 19 KB)

PDF version of Media Release - GM cotton as safe as non-GM cotton in northern Australia (PDF 112 KB)
DOCX version of Media Release - GM cotton as safe as non-GM cotton in northern Australia (DOCX 26 KB)

PDF version of Risk Assessment and Risk Management Plan (RARMP) Executive Summary (PDF 178 KB)
DOCX version of Risk Assessment and Risk Management Plan (RARMP) Executive Summary (DOCX 91 KB)

PDF version of Risk Assessment and Risk Management Plan (RARMP) Technical Summary (PDF 312 KB)
DOCX version of Risk Assessment and Risk Management Plan (RARMP) Technical Summary (DOCX 100 KB)

PDF version of Full Risk Assessment and Risk Management Plan (RARMP) for Commercial release of genetically modified (GM) herbicide tolerant and/or insect resistant cotton lines north of latitude 22 South (PDF 1099 KB)
DOCX version of Full Risk Assessment and Risk Management Plan (RARMP) for Commercial release of genetically modified (GM) herbicide tolerant and/or insect resistant cotton lines north of latitude 22 South (DOCX 425 KB)

PDF version of GM Cotton Licence Conditions (PDF 289 KB)
DOCX version of GM Cotton Licence Conditions (DOCX 89 KB)

PDF version of Cotton licence application summary (PDF 239 KB)
DOCX version of Cotton licence application summary (DOCX 95 KB)



Reference material

Risk Analysis Framework for Licence Applications to the Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (2nd Edition)

The Biology and Ecology of Cotton

ACCRC study of potential cotton growing areas 'Northern Australia scoping study' - external link.