The Monitoring and Compliance Section supports the Gene Technology Regulator by undertaking monitoring, audits, inspections and investigations under the auspices of the Gene Technology Act 2000 (the Act). Monitoring and compliance activities also comprise risk assessment and management, reviews of an organisation's activities and reporting.
The aim of the OGTR monitoring and compliance activities is to ensure that dealings with Genetically Modified Organism (GMOs) comply with regulatory requirements. These requirements are designed to meet the object of the Act:
To protect the health and safety of people, and to protect the environment, by identifying risks posed by or as a result of gene technology, and by managing those risks through regulating certain dealings with GMOs.
Monitoring and Compliance Protocols
Documents to provide organisations and interested parties with guidance on monitoring and compliance activities
Importation Requirements for GMOs
Information on Unintended Presence of GMOs in seed for sowing
Do It Yourself Biological Research and the Australian National Regulatory System for Gene Technology (HTML)
Regulatory requirements which apply to the supply of research materials which are Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) under the Gene Technology Act 2000 (HTML)
Licence holder incident reporting formReporting form for potential non compliances (HTML)
Reports of investigations into non-compliance at past trial sites in Tasmania:Archived: Aventis CropScience Pty Ltd: Investigation into non-compliance at past trial sites in Tasmania
Archived: Monsanto Australia Ltd: Investigation into non-compliance at past trial sites in Tasmania
Further information on trial sites can be found at our list of Intentional Release Sites. Outcomes of OGTR monitoring and compliance activities are reported in our Quarterly Reports.