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Plant Breeder's Rights Advisory Committee

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The Plant Breeder's Rights Advisory Committee (PBRAC) was established by Section 63 of the Plant Breeder's Rights Act 1994.

PBRAC advises the Minister for Industry on issues that may arise under the PBR Act and on the desirability of making regulations that enhance the PBR scheme. PBRAC also advises the Registrar of Plant Breeder’s Rights on technical and administrative matters.

The Committee consists of:

  • the Registrar of PBR (or his/her delegate) who acts as Chair
  • two members who can represent breeders, and likely breeders, of new plant varieties
  • a member who can represent users, and likely users, of new plant varieties
  • a member who can represent the interests of consumers, and likely consumers, of new plant varieties or of the products of new plant varieties
  • a member who will represent conservation interests in relation to new plant varieties and the potential impacts of new plant varieties
  • a member who will represent indigenous Australian interests in relation to new plant varieties and the source, use and impacts of new plant varieties
  • two other members possessing qualifications or experience that are appropriate for a member of the Advisory Committee

Members are appointed by the Minister for a period not exceeding three years. However, Members are eligible for reappointment by the Minister. Membership, function, remuneration and meetings are administered as prescribed by the Act.

You can also read the PBRAC Privacy Policy.

Contact details for the PBRAC Secretariat:

Email: pbrac@ipaustralia.gov.au

Phone: (02) 6283 2223

Fax: (02) 6285 1048

Post: PO Box 200, WODEN, ACT 2606

Last Updated: 13/3/2014

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