A question of confidence: an appraisal of the operation of the Gene Technology Act 2000

Tranter, Mark (2003) A question of confidence: an appraisal of the operation of the Gene Technology Act 2000. Environmental and Planning Law Journal, 20 (4). pp. 245-259. ISSN 0813-300X

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[Abstract]: This article examines the Gene Technology Act 2000 and its operation during its short existence. The Act is examined from the perspective that the regulatory regime in the controversial area of gene technology should engender the confidence of the public and industry if the innovative technology is to be accepted, especially in relation to food crops. The provisions of the Act are examined in comparison with Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. The article also looks at the nature of some applications to the Regulator, the manner with which these have been dealt and some administrative issues which have arisen. Critical issues in relation to the operation of the Act are the absence of any economic or marketing considerations and the declaration or threatened declaration by some States of moratoriums on the commercial release of GMOs.


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Refereed: Yes
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Additional Information: Deposited with permission of publisher. This article was originally published as follows: Tranter, Mark (2003). A question of confidence: an appraisal of the operation of the Gene Technology Act 2000. Environmental and Planning Law Journal, 20 (4), 245-259. ISSN 0813-300X. Reproduced with permission by the Lawbook Co, part of Thomson Legal & Regulatory Limited http://www.thomson.com.au Non-commercial viewing, copying, printing and/or distribution or reproduction of this article or any copy or material portion of the article is permitted on condition that any copy or material portion thereof must contain copyright notice referring 'Copyright (c) 2003 Lawbook Co/Thomson Legal & Regulatory Limited.' Any commercial use of this article or any copy or material portion of the article is strictly prohibited. For commercial use, permission can be obtained from Lawbook Co, Thomson Legal & Regulatory Limited, PO Box 3502, Rozelle NSW 2039. www.thomson.com.au
Depositing User: Mr Mark Tranter
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Law
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2008 00:15
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:47
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gene Technology Act 2000; gene technology
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180111 Environmental and Natural Resources Law
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/2846

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