2013 Review of the Moratorium on GMOs in Tasmania
Background to the Review
About the Review Process
Frequently Asked Questions
The Genetically Modified Organisms Control Act 2004(which provides for the moratorium) expires in November 2014. The Government has provided the public the opportunity to provide their views before the Act, and hence the moratorium, expires.
The following paper was made available as part of the submission process:
The public submissions period closed on 5pm, Friday 11 October 2013.
The Department is to provide its final report to the Minister by the end of 2013.
Visit the Frequently Asked Questions page.
a number of reports on areas to do with gene technology.
The policy was reviewed in 2003 at which time Government could find no reason to change. As a result, the moratorium was extended until November 2009 under the Genetically Modified Organisms Control Act 2004.
In July 2007, a second policy review was undertaken by a new Joint Select Committee. The committee released its report in August 2008 and recommended that the moratorium should be extended for another five years. The committee's report is available at www.parliament.tas.gov.au
In response to the 2007-08 Joint Select Committee’s findings, the Tasmanian Government has reaffirmed its commitment to the existing position, and has released an updated Policy Statement: Gene Technology and Tasmanian Primary Industries 2009-14.
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