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Gene Technology Bill 2001 and Gene Technology Amendment Bill 2001


Inquiry status:Past
Date commenced:26 Jun 2002
Deadline for submissions:01 Nov 2002
Deadline Comments:Please note that the deadline for submissions has been extended from 6 August 2002 to 1 November 2002.
Date Ended:11 Jul 2003
Committee:Environment and Public Affairs Committee (2001 - 2005)
House:Legislative Council
Media Statements:No Media Statements released
Important Information:
Terms of Reference:Please note that the Terms of Reference should be read in conjunction with the instruction from the House


i)The Standing Committee on Environment and Public Affairs is conducting an inquiry into and will report to the Legislative Council on the Gene Technology Bill 2001 and the Gene Technology Amendment Bill 2001 (Bills).


ii)The Committee is also specifically considering the implementation of the proposed powers under section 21 of the Gene Technology Bill 2001 which may recognise State legislation designating areas for the purposes of preserving the identity of one or both of the following:


(i)GM crops
(ii)non GM crops
for marketing purposes.


iii)The Committee's inquiries may also include a consideration of any other matters in relation to the regulation, use and impacts of genetically modified organisms in Western Australia.




INSTRUCTION TO STANDING COMMITTEE


That it be an instruction to the Environment and Public Affairs Committee in relation to its consideration of the Gene Technology Bill 2001 and the Gene Technology Amendment Bill 2001 that, where it is of the opinion -


(a)that clause 21 of the Gene Technology Bill requires a more extensive examination than might otherwise be permitted by the clause as drafted, of the State's ability to designate areas of the State with the intent of identifying and maintaining GM crops; or non-GM crops, for the purposes of marketing;


(b)that collateral issues relating to the introduction into the State, and the subsequent regulation of GMO's have relevance in assessing the suitability of the regime provided for the bill(s),


the Committee have power to include the matters referred to in paragraphs (a) and (b) within the scope and purpose of its inquiry and report on them in its report on the bills or separately, whether before or after the date on which it is to report the bills to the House.


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Submission Number Submitting person/organisation
No submissions
Related Documents/Response to Questions on Notice:
Unless a venue is specified, hearings are held at the
Legislative Council Committee Rooms Ground Floor, 18-32 Parliament Place, West Perth

DateTimeVenueOrganisationWitnessBroadcastVideo
21 Nov 200201:15 PMLegislative Council Committee Office, 1110 Hay Street West PerthGrain Biotech Australia, Council of Grain Grower Organisations Ltd, Network of Concerned Farmers, Environmental Defenders Office
22 Nov 200209:15 AMLegislative Council Committee Office, 1110 Hay Street West PerthPastoralists and Graziers, Member of the Public
24 Feb 200310:00 AMLegislative Council Committee Office, 1110 Hay Street West PerthWA Farmers Federation
24 Feb 200310:45 AMLegislative Council Committee Office, 1110 Hay Street West PerthConservation Council of WA
24 Feb 200311:30 AMLegislative Council Committee Office, 1110 Hay Street West PerthWA Local Government Association
24 Feb 200312:15 PMLegislative Council Committee Office, 1110 Hay Street West PerthNational Gene Technology Technical Advisory Committee
21 Mar 200312:30 PMLegislative Council Committee Office, 1110 Hay Street West PerthMonsanto Australia Ltd, WA Local Government Association
Videos:
Related Transcripts of Evidence:
Evidence by.. Dr Sue Sutherland, (Manager, Biotechnology, Department of Agriculture), Ms Katy Ashforth, (Manager, Legislation, Department of Agriculture) on 18 Sep 2002
Evidence by.. Mr Robert Phelps (Director, Gene Ethics Network) on 9 Oct 2002
Evidence by.. Dr Richard Roush (Chief Executive Officer, Cooperative Research Centre for Australian Weed Management) on 13 Nov 2002
Evidence by.. Dr Ian Edwards (Chief Executive Officer, Grain Biotech Australia Pty Ltd) on 21 Nov 2002
Evidence by.. Mrs Julie Newman (National Spokesperson, Network of Concerned Farmers) on 21 Nov 2002
Evidence by.. Dr John Hamblin (Adviser, Council of Grain Grower Organisations Ltd) on 21 Nov 2002
Evidence by.. Ms Lee McIntosh (Solicitor, Environmental Defenders (WA)) on 21 Nov 2002
Evidence by.. Mr Leon Bradley (Chairman, Western Grain Growers Division, Pastoralists and Graziers Association), Mr Damian Capp (Executive Officer, Pastoralists and Graziers Association) on 22 Nov 2002
Evidence by.. Mr George Kailis (Director, ZOI Pty Ltd) on 22 Nov 2002
Evidence by.. Ms Rachel Siewert (Coordinator, Conservation Council of Western Australia), Mr Charles Roche (Rural Liaison Officer, Conservation Council of Western Australia), Mrs Julie Newman (National Spokesperson, Network of Concerned Farmers) on 24 Feb 2003
Evidence by.. Mr Colin Nicholl (President, WA Farmers Federation), Mr Peter Wahlsten (President, Grains Section, WA Farmers Federation), Mr Andy McMillan (Director of Policy, WA Farmers Federation) on 24 Feb 2003
Evidence by.. Professor Stephen Powles (Professor and Research Director, School of Plant Biology, University of Western Australia) on 24 Feb 2003
Evidence by.. Mr David John Hudson (Canola Business Manager, Monsanto Australia Ltd) on 21 Mar 2003
Evidence by.. Mr Dale Newsome (Policy Manager, Environment, Western Australian Local Government Association) on 21 Mar 2003
Evidence by.. Ms Anne Morcom (Grains Market Analyst, Department of Agriculture) on 31 Mar 2003
Evidence by.. Ms Susie O'Neill (General Manager, BioScience, Bayer CropScience Pty Ltd), Mr Peter Whitehouse (Breeding and Product Development Manager, Bayer CropScience Pty Ltd) on 12 May 2003
Evidence by.. Hon Kim Chance MLC (Minister for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries) on 4 Jun 2003