CompositionMembership of the Gene Technology Standing Committee (GTSC) reflects the membership of the GT Forum and consists of a senior official from each jurisdiction (in addition to the Commonwealth Government) who shall provide that jurisdiction's views as a whole on the matters considered by the GTSC. The Gene Technology Regulator is not a member of the GTSC, but attends as a participant.
ResponsibilitiesThe GTSC provides high level support to the GT Forum and is responsible for co-ordinating policy advice to the GT Forum and promoting a consultative national approach to gene technology (as defined in the Gene Technology Act 2000) policy development and implementation. It also supports the GT Forum in developing and issuing policy principles, policy guidelines and codes of practice as defined in the GT Act.
Gene Technology Standing Committee Terms of ReferenceThe terms of reference of the GTSC are:
- To provide policy advice to Ministers who are members of the GT Forum on matters relating to gene technology which are within the scope of the national co-operative regulatory scheme for gene technology;
- To support the GT Forum in developing and issuing:
- policy principles
- policy guidelines; and
- codes of practice as defined in the Act;
- technical or procedural guidelines; and
- codes of practice; and
Secretariat contact detailsPostal address:
Department of Health
GPO Box 9848
Canberra ACT 2601
Fax: (02) 6289 8060