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Submission to Craik Review

25 June 2018

This inquiry is a sham as the Ministerial media releases show Ministers Frydenberg and Littleproud intend to remove government regulation of corporate farming activities, regardless of the environmental consequences or whether the EPBC Act actually hinders destructive agricultural practices and activities.

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FSANZ’s NBT (new GM techniques) discussion-comments

07 June 2018

The pipeline for organisms created using the new GM techniques (so-called gene-editing or NBTs) may soon be crowded with animals, plants and microbes designed for many purposes, including food. Yet FSANZ naively and recklessly proposes deregulation of most foods made using the new GM techniques, even in the face of many imminent intrusions into the global human food supply. FSANZ’s documents and processes focus on GM plants, sidelining the more controversial animals and microbes.

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Civil Society Joint Submission on the Third Review of the Gene Technology Scheme Preliminary Report, May 2018

01 June 2018

The Precautionary Principle is at the heart of the Gene Technology Act and
with good reason. Genetic modification (GM) techniques and their living
products pose unique risks that need to be fully assessed and regulated
before genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are released into the
environment and used in food and medicine.

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Submission to the Australian Department of the Environment on synthetic biology, GMOs and invasive species

01 June 2018

A Submission to the Australian Department of the Environment for the
SBSTTA meeting on synthetic biology, LMOs and invasive species.
The submission comments on the Department of the Environment’s draft positionson synthetic biology (synbio), LMOs {Genetically Manipulated Organisms (GMOs)} and invasive species, for the forthcoming SBSTTA meeting.

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Submission:Gene Technology Regulations Review

04 March 2018

The Gene Technology Regulations Review is a Trojan horse. The OGTR wants to deregulate all new GM techniques such as CRISPR, before we know they are safe or have a history of safe use.

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OISCC : Reject changes to 5 Year conversion time from GM to organic

03 January 2018

Gene Ethics asks OISCC to reject Australian Organic’s (AO) application1 to delete Section 1.3.4 of the National Standard for Organic and Bio-Dynamic Produce from the Organic and Biodynamic Standard.2 It sets a five-year minimum time for conversion to certified Organic or Biodynamic production, of land where Genetically Manipulated (GM) crops have been grown previously. Section 1.1.12 should also remain.

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Comments: Phase 2, 2017 National Review of Gene Technology Scheme

03 January 2018

Comments on Phase 2 Questions for the 2017 Review of National Gene Technology Scheme. This Review of the Gene Technology Scheme inappropriately elevates other irrelevant matters above the core goals and objectives that all the governments of Australia set for the regime in 2000 – exercising precaution to protect human health, safety and the environment. The questions in Phase 2 go far beyond the brief to review the existing Scheme.

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