House of Representatives Committees

House Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology

Inquiry into the development, use and release into the environment of genetically modified organisms

Report

On 23 March 1992, the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology tabled its report on the inquiry into the development, use and release into the environement of genetically modified organisms entitled Genetic manipulation: The threat or the glory?

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This report is available in four parts to reduce download size.
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This report is comprised of preliminary pages, 8 chapters and 11 appendices.

Genetic manipulation: The threat or the glory?

Part A: Preliminary pages up to Chapter 3 (PDF 5012KB)
Preface, Contents, Committee Membership, List of Acronyms/Abbreviations, Summary, List of Recommendations

Ch1: Background information

Ch2: Existing system of regulation
Ch3: Existing and potential benefits

Part B: Chapter 4 to Chapter 5 (PDF 5564KB)
Ch4: Philosophical/ethical/social issues
Ch5: Environmental issues

Part C: Chapter 6 to Chapter 7 (PDF 3095KB)
Ch6: Human health issues
Ch7: Legal issues

Part D: Chapter 8 to Appendix 11 (end) (PDF 3315KB)

Ch8: The way ahead
Appendix 1: Conduct of the inquiry
Appendix 2: List of submissions
Appendix 3: List of hearings and witnesses

Appendix 4: List of exhibits
Appendix 5: List of references
Appendix 6: Composition of GMAC sub-committees
Appendix 7: GMO releases in Australia
Appendix 8: Case study 1 - field release of a modified strain of bacteria for the purpose of testing a microbial tracking system
Appendix 9: Cast study 2 - development of a commercial vaccine against the cattle tick
Appendix 10: Glossary of terms
Appendix 11: Dissenting report

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