Other Commonwealth regulators
Other Commonwealth Regulators of GM Products
Therapeutic Goods Administration
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is administered under the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing Care, and is responsible for ensuring that medicines and medical devices available in Australia (including GM goods) are of an acceptable standard under the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989. The TGA is responsible for regulating human gene therapy, including clinical research and the marketing of products for human gene therapy.
Food Standards Australia New Zealand
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) is a partnership between the Commonwealth, State, Territory and New Zealand Governments. FSANZ is responsible for developing, varying and reviewing standards for food (including GM food products) available in Australia and New Zealand, under the Australia New Zealand Food Authority Act 1991.
National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme
National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) is a Commonwealth Government agency that regulates industrial chemicals for health and environmental effects, under the Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989.
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources - Biosecurity
The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources Biosecurity regulates the import and export of GM products and GMOs under the Quarantine Act 1908, the Imported Food Control Act 1992 and the Export Control Act 1982.
Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority
Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) is responsible for registering all agricultural and veterinary chemicals (including GM chemicals) under the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Code) Act 1994. It ensures all chemicals on the market are safe and effective and do not have adverse effects on the environment when used as directed.