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Public discussion paper: Improving the operation of the HSNO Act for New Organisms

Publication date:  September 2002
Publication reference number:  ME 454

This 2002 discussion paper sought views on changes that might be made to the main piece of legislation controlling genetic modification - the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (HSNO) Act. It also sought views on issues around the liability for possible adverse effects from genetically modified organisms.

Submissions on the discussion paper closed on Friday 15 November 2002. A summary of the submissions is available.