Decemtber 1, 2021
The Gene Technology Regulator is assessing an application from The University of Adelaide to conduct a field trial of wheat and barley genetically modified for yield enhancement and improved abiotic stress tolerance. The trial is proposed to take place at two sites, with a total area of 2 ha per year across both sites. One site will be in Light Regional Council (SA) and the other site will be in the Shire of Merredin (WA). The GM wheat and barley grown in this field trial would not be used for human food or animal feed.
The Regulator has prepared a Risk Assessment and Risk Management Plan (RARMP) for this application and welcomes written submissions on issues relating to the protection of human health and safety and the environment prior to making a decision on whether or not to issue the licence. The consultation RARMP and related information can be obtained via the contacts below. Submissions should reference DIR 186 and be received by 14 January 2022.
Office of the Gene Technology Regulator
MDP 54 GPO Box 9848 CANBERRA ACT 2601
Telephone: 1800 181 030 OGTR Website
Limited and controlled release of wheat and barley genetically modified for yield enhancement and improved abiotic stress tolerance
Licence number: DIR 186
Licence status: Application under evaluation
Release: Limited and controlled
Organisation: The University of Adelaide
Date application received: 28 July 2021
RARMP open for public consultation: 1 December 2021
RARMP closed for public consultation: 14 January 2022
Licence application - invitation to comment
An invitation for written submissions from the public on the consultation version of the Risk Assessment and Risk Management Plan. It also explains how the public can access the consultation documents and the due date for submissions.
Licence application - Q&A
FAQs on the licence application and a brief outline of the assessment and public consultation processes.
Risk assessment and risk management plan (consultation) - summary
A summary of the Risk Assessment and Risk Management Plan prepared as part of the assessment of this application. It provides a brief description of the licence application, the risk assessment and risk management plan.
Risk assessment and risk management plan (consultation) - full version
A draft risk assessment and management plan prepared to support the Regulator's decision. It describes the GMO(s) and proposed work with the GMO(s) and provides an assessment of potential risks posed by the GMO(s).