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Administered by: Health
Published Date 07 Nov 2019

Description: Health

Invitation to comment on a field trial
of genetically modified
(GM) vaccines for horses

The Gene Technology Regulator is assessing an application from the University of Queensland (UQ) to conduct a trial, under limited and controlled conditions, of GM vaccines for the protection of horses against Ross River virus infection. The trial is proposed to take place at the UQ Gatton campus in Queensland over a four year period.

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 170 and be received by 11 December 2019.

Office of the Gene Technology Regulator
MDP 54 GPO Box 9848 CANBERRA ACT 2601

Telephone: 1800 181 030   Website: www.ogtr.gov.au

E-mail: ogtr@health.gov.au