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The Office of the Gene Technology Regulator
, supports the Gene Technology Regulator, and is a part of the Australian Government
The Politics of Australia take place within the framework of a parliamentary democracy, with electoral procedures appropriate to a two-party system. Australia is governed as a federation and as a constitutional monarchy, with an adversarial legislature based upon the Westminster system...
Department of Health and Ageing. The Office was established under the Commonwealth Gene Technology Act 2000. This legislation
Legislation is law which has been promulgated by a legislature or other governing body, or the process of making it...
sets forth a nationally consistent regulatory system for gene technology
Genetic engineering, also called genetic modification, is the direct human manipulation of an organism's genome using modern DNA technology. It involves the introduction of foreign DNA or synthetic genes into the organism of interest...
Australia , officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country in the Southern Hemisphere comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. It is the world's sixth-largest country by total area...