Review of the Gene Technology Act 2000 (Cth) Submission from the Gene Technology Ethics Committee (gtec)


Recommendation 11: Functions and Roles of Statutory Advisory Committees



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Recommendation 11: Functions and Roles of Statutory Advisory Committees

GTEC recommends that its role and function should include:



      1. keeping abreast of local and international developments in ethics and provide an active forum for discussion of ethical issues relevant to gene technology and its regulation;

      2. giving consideration to, and advice on, the ethics of risk analysis that is informed by wider socio-economic and environmental issues relevant to risk analysis;

      3. provision of advice on ethical and interdisciplinary issues relating to the review and implementation of a precautionary approach to risk analysis;

      4. provision of advice on ethical issues identified in relation to applications made under the Act;

      5. consideration of applications for licences where appropriate

      6. provision of advice on the need for, and content of, codes of practice in relation to ethics in respect of conducting dealings with GMOs; and

      7. provision of advice in the need for, and content of, policy principles in relation to dealings with GMOs that should not be conducted for ethical reasons.

(See also Recommendations 4 and 8)

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