Thursday, 14 February 2019
Gene Technology Regulations 2001; Order for the Production of Documents
I seek leave to amend general business notice of motion No. 1385 to substitute '18 February' for '14 February'.
I move the motion as amended:
That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, by no later than 9am on 18 February 2019: draft advice issued to states and territories by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources in relation to proposed amendments to the Gene Technology Regulations 2001, discussed at the Legislative and Governance Forum on Gene Technology meeting in October 2018.
As outlined in the communique of the 11 October 2018 meeting of the Legislative and Governance Forum on Gene Technology, representing all Australian governments, forum ministers welcomed the technical review and requested further advice in relation to amendments to the Gene Technology Regulations 2001, recommended by the Gene Technology Regulator. Following this meeting, further work was undertaken by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources. This matter is yet to be finalised by the forum.