Govt commits to GM Act repeal this year

    4 March 2016

    WA growers have been promised the Genetically Modified (GM) Crops Free Areas Act will be repealed this financial year amid concern it was at the bottom of the Barnett Government’s priority list. CropLife Australia chief executive officer Matthew Cossey said WA growers needed certainty. “WA’s farmers must have confidence in access to these safe, effective modern agricultural innovations if WA is to maintain and improve its position in an increasingly competitive international marketplace and this access is under serious threat,” he said.