Gene Technology Ethics and Community Consultative Committee (GTECCC)

Postal Address
Office of the Gen Technology Regulator, GPO Box 9848, MDP 54, Canberra ACT 2601
Enquiries
1800 181 030
 
 

The function of the Gene Technology Ethics and Community Consultative Committee is to provide advice, on the request of the Regulator or the Ministerial Council, on the following:
(a) ethical issues relating to gene technology;
(b) the need for, and content of, codes of practice in relation to
ethics in respect of conducting dealings with GMOs;
(c) the need for, and content of, policy principles in relation to
dealings with GMOs that should not be conducted for ethical
reasons;
(d) the need for policy principles, policy guidelines, codes of
practice and technical and procedural guidelines in relation to
GMOs and GM products and the content of such principles,
guidelines and codes;
(e) community consultation in respect of the process for
applications for licences covering dealings that involve the
intentional release of a GMO into the environment;
(f) risk communication matters in relation to dealings that
involve the intentional release of a GMO into the
environment;
(g) matters of general concern identified by the Regulator in
relation to applications made under this Act;
(h) matters of general concern in relation to GMOs.

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