New plant breeder's rights policy reports

We've commissioned reports to explore the evidence base for changes to the plant breeder's rights (PBR) legislation.

As part of our ongoing reform work on plant breeder’s rights (PBR),  we've published six independent reports from the University of Queensland (UQ). The reports make several recommendations for potential reform to the PBR system.  
The reports cover the following topic areas: 

  • Information notice scheme
  • Exhaustion of PBR
  • Harvested material
  • Labelling requirements
  • Plant variety names and synonyms
  • Essentially derived varieties (EDVs)

These reports are independent, and we are currently considering the recommendations. The Government has not made any decision on possible PBR reform. 

View the reports

You can give us your feedback on the reports through our consultation hub.