2018 Review of GMO Moratorium

​​​​​​​Successive Tasmanian governments have, since 2001, maintained a moratorium on the commercial release of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) into the Tasmanian environment. The current moratorium expires on 16 November 2019.

The Tasmanian Government has released an Issues Paper to frame a review of the moratorium.  

Issu​es Paper

Two versi​​​​ons of the Issues Paper are provided:

The full version comprises the issues paper, including questions to guide feedback and an appendix containing a number of attachments that provide relevant background material to the Review..

The second version is the issues paper including the questions to guide feedback. It does not include the background material.


  GMO Moratorium Issues Paper 2019 - Full Version (includes Appendix)   (5Mb)

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Submissions received

The receipt of submissions has now closed and no further submissions will be accepted.

In total 76 submissions were received.  Individual submissions have been treated as public information and published on this website unless the submission indicated part or all should be treated as confidential.  More information about this is detailed in the Issues Paper.

  GMO Moratorium 2018 submission 01 - Accornero, Greg   (86Kb)

  GMO Moratorium 2018 submission 02 - Agribusiness Tasmania   (430Kb)

  GMO Moratorium 2018 submission 03 - Agspand Pty Ltd   (265Kb)

  GMO Moratorium 2018 submission 04 - Armstrong, David   (737Kb)

  GMO Moratorium 2018 submission 05 - Austin, Susan   (85Kb)

  GMO Moratorium 2018 submission 06 - Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering   (188Kb)

  GMO Moratorium 2018 submission 07 - Australian Seed Federation   (797Kb)

  GMO Moratorium 2018 submission 08 - Bekkema, Marianne   (141Kb)

  GMO Moratorium 2018 submission 09 - Bellchambers, Maree   (96Kb)

  GMO Moratorium 2018 submission 10 - Beveridge, Jazmin   (168Kb)

  GMO Moratorium 2018 submission 11 - Biodistributors   (175Kb)

  GMO Moratorium 2018 submission 12 - Booth, Kerin   (228Kb)

  GMO Moratorium 2018 submission 13 - Casburn, John   (213Kb)

  GMO Moratorium 2018 submission 14 - Confidential   (141Kb)

  GMO Moratorium 2018 submission 15 - Chin, Richard   (147Kb)

  GMO Moratorium 2018 submission 16 - Collins, Shirley   (621Kb)

  GMO Moratorium 2018 submission 17 - Coombs, Corrine and Steve   (164Kb)

  GMO Moratorium 2018 submission 18 - CropLife Australia   (584Kb)

  GMO Moratorium 2018 submission 19 - DairyTas   (438Kb)

  GMO Moratorium 2018 submission 20 - Eat Well Tasmania Inc   (227Kb)

  GMO Moratorium 2018 submission 21 - Fat Pig Farm   (347Kb)

  GMO Moratorium 2018 submission 22 - Fonterra Australia Ltd   (308Kb)

  GMO Moratorium 2018 submission 23 - Friends of the Earth   (176Kb)

  GMO Moratorium 2018 submission 24 - Fruit Growers Tasmania Inc   (439Kb)

  GMO Moratorium 2018 submission 25 - Gene Ethics   (13Mb)

  GMO Moratorium 2018 submission 26 - Good Life Permaculture   (167Kb)

  GMO Moratorium 2018 submission 27 - Graham, Alice   (134Kb)

  GMO Moratorium 2018 submission 28 - GrainGrowers   (5Mb)

  GMO Moratorium 2018 submission 29 - Greenham Tasmania Pty   (2Mb)

  GMO Moratorium 2018 submission 30 - Hadkins, Evan   (167Kb)

  GMO Moratorium 2018 submission 31 - Hartnett, Brian   (83Kb)

  GMO Moratorium 2018 submission 32 - Harvest Feast   (259Kb)

  GMO Moratorium 2018 submission 33 - Herold, Robert   (82Kb)

  GMO Moratorium 2018 submission 34 - Hes, Dominique   (150Kb)

  GMO Moratorium 2018 submission 35 - Hodge, Jess   (136Kb)

  GMO Moratorium 2018 submission 36 - Holland, Nicola   (163Kb)

  GMO Moratorium 2018 submission 37 - Huon Aquaculture   (233Kb)

  GMO Moratorium 2018 submission 38 - Jackson, Bruce   (156Kb)

  GMO Moratorium 2018 submission 39 - Johns, Chris and Sally   (127Kb)

  GMO Moratorium 2018 submission 40 - Johnston, Joyce   (165Kb)

  GMO Moratorium 2018 submission 41 - Kingston, Tom   (136Kb)

  GMO Moratorium 2018 submission 42 - Langfield, Russell   (179Kb)

  GMO Moratorium 2018 submission 43 - Layton-Bennett, Anne   (578Kb)

  GMO Moratorium 2018 submission 44 - Lord, John   (53Kb)

  GMO Moratorium 2018 submission 45 - Macquarie Oil Co   (76Kb)

  GMO Moratorium 2018 submission 46 - Marques, Carlos   (86Kb)

  GMO Moratorium 2018 submission 47 - Mueller, Ute   (176Kb)

  GMO Moratorium 2018 submission 48 - Murray, Sandra   (198Kb)

  GMO Moratorium 2018 submission 49 - Neeson, Robyn   (166Kb)

  GMO Moratorium 2018 submission 50 - Organic Dairy Farmers of Australia Ltd   (262Kb)

  GMO Moratorium 2018 submission 51 - Parsons, Tim   (120Kb)

  GMO Moratorium 2018 submission 52 - Paull, John   (638Kb)

  GMO Moratorium 2018 submission 53 - Paull, Kerry   (127Kb)

  GMO Moratorium 2018 submission 54 - Pavlov, Jenny   (169Kb)

  GMO Moratorium 2018 submission 55 - Pesticide Action Group WA, Save Our Trees   (106Kb)

  GMO Moratorium 2018 submission 56 - Ross, Estelle   (161Kb)

  GMO Moratorium 2018 submission 57 - Rowland, Michael   (163Kb)

  GMO Moratorium 2018 submission 58 - Ruthven, Elizabeth   (69Kb)

  GMO Moratorium 2018 submission 59 - Ryan, Malcolm   (120Kb)

  GMO Moratorium 2018 submission 60 - Scherer, Tony   (123Kb)

  GMO Moratorium 2018 submission 61 - Schindler, Anthony   (122Kb)

  GMO Moratorium 2018 submission 62 - Smith, Elizabeth   (96Kb)

  GMO Moratorium 2018 submission 63 - Southern Wild   (46Kb)

  GMO Moratorium 2018 submission 64 - TAPAgriCo   (218Kb)

  GMO Moratorium 2018 submission 65 - TAPG   (444Kb)

  GMO Moratorium 2018 submission 66 - Tasmanian Alkaloids   (2Mb)

  GMO Moratorium 2018 submission 67 - Tasmanian Beekeepers Association   (588Kb)

  GMO Moratorium 2018 submission 68 - Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association   (221Kb)

  GMO Moratorium 2018 submission 69 - Tasmanian Feedlot Pty Ltd   (114Kb)

  GMO Moratorium 2018 submission 70 - Tasmanian Greens   (758Kb)

  GMO Moratorium 2018 submission 71 - Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture   (197Kb)

  GMO Moratorium 2018 submission 72 - Tasmanian Public and Envionmental Health Network   (198Kb)

  GMO Moratorium 2018 submission 73 - Thomas, Robin   (195Kb)

  GMO Moratorium 2018 submission 74 - van Kann, Frank and Hartley, Susan   (221Kb)

  GMO Moratorium 2018 submission 75 - Confidential   (51Kb)

  GMO Moratorium 2018 submission 76 - Wine Tasmania   (226Kb)


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B​ackground


The information below provides context for the current review. It is contained within the full version of the issues paper above.


2013 GMO​​​ Review
The last comprehensiv​​e public review of the moratorium was undertaken in 2013.  The Final Report of the 2013 Review is available for download:
  

Correction: please note that on page 38 of the Final Report the estimation of cleaned seed production in Tasmania should read "estimated cleaned cereal and pasture seed (to be used as seed) is around 4000 tonnes for ryegrass, clover, fescue, cereals and other grains combined."
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Gene T​echnology​​​ Policy and Guidelines
 

  Tasmanian Gene Technology Guidelines August 2014   (480Kb)


​Environ​mental Scans

Since 2015, AgriGrowth Tasmania has also published three GMO Annua​l Environmental Scans​​:

  GMO Annual Environmental Scan 2017   (920Kb)

  GMO Annual Environmental Scan 2016   (597Kb)

  GMO Annual Environmental Scan 2015   (477Kb)

Australia's Gene Techn​​ology Sche​me
Australia's Gene Technology Scheme, which focuses on focuses on the regulation of GMOs and managing any risks they pose as a result of gene technology, was the subject of two recent national reviews.  Details of these national reviews are available as follows:

​Further information​

Contact

AgriGrowth Tasmania
Phone: 03 6165 3225
Email: GMOMoratoriumReview@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

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