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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 7 Hansard (1 July) . . Page.. 3250..


insert

advisory council

means the ACT Advisory Council on Gene Technology established under section 10A.

Schedule 10

Gene Technology (GM Crop Moratorium) Bill 2004

Amendments moved by Ms Tucker

1

Proposed new clause 8 (1AA) to (1AC)

Page 4, line 10-

immediately after clause 8 (1), insert

(1AA) If the Minister receives an exemption application, the Minister must arrange for notice of the application to be-

(a) given, in writing, to each owner or occupier of land that adjoins the land where the cultivation proposed under the exemption would be carried out; and

(b) published in a daily newspaper.

(1AB) The notice must include an invitation to make comments about the giving of the exemption within the consultation period stated in the notice.

(1AC) In deciding whether to give the exemption, the Minister must take into account any comments received within the consultation period.

2

Proposed new clause 8 (2A)

Page 4, line 12-

insert

(2A) The Minister may give an exemption only if the person to whom it is given undertakes to prevent or remedy any contamination of the environment that may happen because of the cultivation of a GM food plant under the exemption.

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