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The Regulator administers Australia's national gene technology regulatory scheme to protect human health and the environment by assessing and managing risks which may be posed by genetically modified organisms. The Regulator licences and monitors work with GMOs, certifies physical containment facilities and accredits organisations. The scheme is comprised of Commonwealth Gene Technology Act 2000 and corresponding state and territory legislation. The Regulator is a statutory office holder with significant independence - similar to the Auditor-General and the Tax Commissioner. The Regulator is appointed by the Governor-General only with the agreement of the majority of all jurisdictions.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    E. Statutory Office Holder Offices and Committees

  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    Gene Technology Act 2000

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    Yes

  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Auditor

    ANAO

  • Creation Date

    21 June 2001

Current single executive appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Gene Technology Regulator Dr. Rajumati Bhula 18 July 2016 18 July 2021
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