Biotechnology and gene technology research publications and online resources

Research projects

A number of research projects have been funded under the National Biotechnology Strategy with the aim of improving basic knowledge of environmental risks associated with genetically modified organisms.


A research project has been funded under the National Nanotechnology Strategy to improve basic knowledge for the assessment of environmental risks associated with nanotechnologies.


Submission to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Primary Industry and Regional Services Inquiry into primary producer access to gene technology provides a detailed description of the benefits and risks associated with GMO use in agriculture, and looks at the principles of risk assessment and the regulatory system.

Online resources


Environmental regulation

Australian Government

Australian state and territory government agencies

New South Wales

Northern Territory


South Australia



Western Australia

Other countries

New Zealand


United Kingdom

United Nations

United States