The information described in this disclosure log has been released by the Gene Technology Regulator under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 and is available for public access.

2018

FOI number
Date of decision on application / Release date
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Type of release
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Information requested
Summary of documents released
023-201830/04/20181 document
FOI 023-2018 document
All annual and occasional reports that the licensee has lodged with the OGTR during 2017 and/or 2018 to meet conditions in the licence DIR-108, for release of commercial genetically manipulated canola.DIR-108 annual report
021-201813/04/20185 documents
FOI 021-2018 documents
All correspondence discussing the regulation of RNA interference, null segregants and SDN-1 techniques in Australia between the OGTR and a range of individuals and institutions, from January 2015.Correspondence about a query on the regulation of null segregants, topics for a presentation
and publishing a presentation provided by the OGTR.

2017

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Date of decision on application / Release date
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Type of release
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Information requested
Summary of documents released
019-201712/10/20172 documents
FOI 019-2017 documents
Annual and occasional reports lodged by licensees to OGTR during 2016 – 2017 in fulfilment of licence conditions for DIR-020 (Monsanto Australia Ltd, GM canola), DIR-021(Bayer CropScience Pty Ltd, GM canola) and DIR-108 (Bayer Crop Science Pty Ltd, GM canola).The documents are, or contain, annual reports for the DIR licences 020, 021 and 108 that were received by OGTR in 2016 and 2017. Three documents have previously been released under FOI-011-2016
017-201719/09/20175 documents
FOI 017-2017 documents
All communication since January 2014 from the Gene Technology Technical Advisory Committee (GTTAC) to the Gene Technology Regulator regarding new plant breeding techniques.Minutes from three GTTAC meetings at which the committee discussed new technologies, and emails from a GTTAC member providing published scientific articles to the Gene Technology Regulator
015-201703/05/20179 documents
FOI 015-2017 documents
All documents contained within the file “E16-613 Nuseed incidents” as outlined on the departmental records listing for January – June 2016.Emails, photos and documents relating to the file "E16-613 Nuseed incidents"
014-201703/05/20171 document
FOI 014-2017 documents
All annual reports submitted to the OGTR during timeframes stipulated by the applicant and any correspondence sent by the OGTR to local authorities regarding compliance issues for licences DIRs 133, 114, 120 and DNIRs 386 and 478. Additionally, any reports that describe the incident highlighted in the OGTR's March 2013 quarterly report DIR 114.Incident report for DIR 114

2016

FOI number
Date of decision on application / Release date
Number of documents /
Type of release
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Information requested
Summary of documents released
013-201614/12/20162 documents
FOI 013-2016 documents
  1. All annual reports that the licensee has lodged with the OGTR in fulfilment of this condition in licence DIR 126
  2. All reports of significant adverse events arising from the conduct of DIR 126 trials
DIR 126 annual reports
011-201616/09/20163 documents
FOI 011-2016 documents
All annual and occasional reports that the licensees have lodged with the OGTR during 2015 and 2016 in fulfillment of conditions in the licences DIR 020, DIR 021 and DIR 108, for release of commercial genetically manipulated canola.DIR 021 and DIR 108 2015 annual report, DIR 021 2016 annual report and DIR 020 2016 annual report.
010-201602/08/20166 documents
FOI 010-2016 documents
Seek access to all documents pertaining to application DIR 072/2007 Commercial release of GloFish expressing red, green or yellow fluorescent proteins made by Yorktown Technologies.Emails about likelihood of establishment of exotic fish in Australia, zebrafish biology and collection and analysis of relevant data for zebrafish.
009-201606/09/201633 documents
FOI 009-2016 documents
All correspondence with non-governmental organisations, for profit companies, academic and research institutions, individuals, the US Government and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade relating to whether several new techniques are currently subject to regulation or should be subject to regulation in Australia.Correspondence relating to whether certain GM techniques are currently subject to regulation or should be subject to regulation in Australia.
007-201614/04/201632 documents
FOI 007-2016 documents
All the annual reports that licences have lodged with the OGTR since 1996, in fulfilment of conditions in all licences issued for commercial release of genetically manipulated cotton, including licences DIR 102, DIR 062, DIR 066, DIR 091, DIR 118 and DIR 124 and including all others that may exist.Annual reports relating to licences DIR 012, DIR 022, DIR 023, DIR 062, DIR 066, DIR 091, DIR 118 and DIR 124.

2015

FOI number
Date of decision on application / Release date
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Type of release
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Summary of documents released
006-201501/10/201521 documents
FOI 006-2015 documents
All documents relating to the forthcoming public consultation process on New Plant Breeding TechniquesMinisterial submission, drafting bid and instructions, section budget and senate estimates brief relating to the proposed technical review of the Gene Technology Regulations 2001
005-201521/08/20153 documents
FOI 005-2015 documents
All annual and occasional reports that the licensees have lodged with the OGTR during 2014 and 2015 in fulfilment of conditions in the licences DIR 020, DIR 021 and DIR 108, for release of commercial genetically manipulated canola.DIR 020 OGTR 2015 annual report, DIR 020 OGTR 2014 annual report.
DIR 021 and DIR 108 OGTR 2014 annual reports.
004-201513/08/2015No documents released – under section 24AB
  1. All documents relating to the OGTR’s Advice to Dow AgroSciences in 2012 regarding the regulatory status of its EXZACT Delete technology.
  2. All documents from January 2014 to the present regarding oligo-directed mutagenesis: nuclease-mediated site-directed mutagenesis – including zinc-finger nucleases, transcription activator-like nucleases, and CRISPR/Cas-nucleases; and cisgenesis and intragenesis.
  3. All documents relating to the planned public consultation process on New Plant Breeding Techniques this year, including the techniques mentioned above.
No documents released – under section 24AB
N/A27/04/20151 document, personal details redacted
Exzact advice letter to Dow (PDF 1310 KB)
OGTR response to query from Dow Agrosciences regarding ZFNLetter

2014

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Date of decision on application / Release date
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Information requested
Summary of documents released
003-201423/12/201433 documentsThe documentation sought is all documents, including transcripts of all interviews, in relation to the reporting and subsequent investigation of two incidents reported to the Office of the Gene Technology Regulator conerning incidents that occurred at the University of Queensland.No documents released under sections 37, 47E(a), 47 G, 47F, 47B, 47C
002-201409/09/20142 documentsRequest OGTR to publish the:
  1. Name
  2. Registration
  3. Formulation
Of the herbicide to be used on sugarcane in the proposed DIR 129 trials
No documents released under section 22 (1)
001-101426/05/201421 documents full release - personal details redacted.
FOI 001-1014 documents
Annual and other reports lodged by the licensees, in fulfillment of conditions in the licences DIR020 and DIR021 for release of commercial genetically manipulated canola.

Reports in fulfillment of any licences and their requirements for commercial GM canola that may have superceded DIR020 and DIR021, including replacement licences or licence variations.
Annual reports relating to licences DIR 020, DIR 021, and DIR 108

2013

FOI number
Date of decision on application / Release date
Number of documents /
Type of release
Topic /
Information requested
Summary of documents released
001-20132/5/2013No documents found for release Copies of advice received from, correspondence with, or notes of conversations with Professor Peter Langridge, formal and informal, whether solicited or volunteered on the following approvals (or comments he provided on submissions by others on these approvals):

DIR093
DIR099
DIR112
DIR117

Any responses provided to OGTR from CSIRO to the Centre for Integrated Research reports on testing for potential adverse effects of dsRNA molecules in DIR093 and DIR112.
No documents released under Section 24A

2011

FOI number
Date of decision on application / Release date
Number of documents /
Type of release
Topic /
Information requested
Summary of documents released
080-11123/11/20112 documents released in part
FOI 080-1112 documents 1-2 (PDF 1044 KB)
Documents relating to research into the Health effects (beneficial or otherwise) of genetically modified wheat products. No documents older than 5 years need be included. No Public documents need to be included.Letters from organisations relating to licences DIR 092 and DIR 093.
191-101109/06/20112 documents full release
FOI 191-1011 document 1 (PDF 1129 KB)
FOI 191-1011 document 2 (PDF 906 KB)
Any applications for certification of a facility or private farm under section 83 of the Gene Technology Act in the Shire of Corrigin, WA, Shire of Merredin, WA, and Redland City, QLD.
Documents should be from 2004 to the present.
Applications for certification of two facilities

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