Governance - Gene Technology

This page contains information regarding the governance of the National Gene Technology Scheme.

Page last updated: 05 December 2019

The Scheme is designed to be a forward looking, inclusive and wide-reaching examination of Australia’s national Scheme and its evolving policy setting. The purpose of periodic review’s is to inform and advise Australian Governments, represented through the Legislative and Governance Forum on Gene Technology (the Forum), of means to strengthen and improve the Scheme so that it will be effective into the future.

The Forum is comprised of Ministers with responsibility for gene technology from every state and territory and the Commonwealth. Members represent all portfolios with an interest in gene technology within their jurisdiction, ensuring the Scheme is robust and representative of multiple policy and stakeholder perspectives.

The Gene Technology Act, corresponding state and territory law, and the Intergovernmental Agreement together provide governance mechanisms to administer the Scheme.

The following governance arrangements are in place and provide a panel of experts who are engaged in supporting the Scheme and providing expert technical advice:

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