The review process
The National Gene Technology Scheme is regularly reviewed. Learn more about why we have them and how the process works.
There have been 3 reviews of the scheme since it began in 2001.
The first 2 reviews focused on the operation of the scheme and whether it was meeting its purpose, rather than on more technical issues.
The third review looked at modernising and future proofing the scheme. It aimed to improve and strengthen the scheme’s effectiveness, while making sure it is appropriately agile and supports innovation.
2017 – Third review
This review considered a variety of issues. It also looked at modernising and future proofing the scheme.
2011 – Second review
This review focused on the scheme itself and whether it was still meeting its purpose.
2006 – First review
This statutory review focused on the legislation and how the scheme was meeting its purpose.
Other related reviews
Technical reviews of the Gene Technology Regulations are done by the Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR). Read about their 2019 review on the National Library of Australia’s web archive.