Review of the Gene Technology Act 2000 (Cth) Submission from the Gene Technology Ethics Committee (gtec)
Recommendation 8: Precaution within Risk Analysis
Recommendation 8: Precaution
within Risk Analysis
adopting the Rio Formulation of the precautionary principle as a mandatory consideration in issuing a licence pursuant to the GT Act.
retaining a precautionary approach within
a risk analysis framework
revising the text of section 4(aa) to reflect current conceptions of precaution within a risk analysis framework and defining relevant terms consistent with current conceptions of precaution within a risk analysis framework;
retaining the Regulator’s broad discretion to apply precaution as a part of the risk analysis
framework within the GT Act
amending the Functions of GTEC (s 112) to expressly include an advisory role for GTEC relating to the review and implementation of a precautionary approach to risk analysis.
(See also Recommendation 11)
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