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Summary survey - Reform of the Biodiscovery Act 2004

This survey focusses only on high level questions in the options paper and is suited to people who wish to comment on the main issues rather than answer detailed questions on each topic.

This survey will take about 15 minutes to complete.

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What type of entity do you identify as?  
You can select multiple responses, if they apply to you.

How much do you know about the Biodiscovery Act 2004?  
You can select multiple responses, if they apply to you.

Key questions on reform
Do you think prior informed consent and benefit sharing should be required for someone to access Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ resources and traditional knowledge? Please explain the reasons for your answer.  
Should Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' land and traditional knowledge be defined in the Act? If so, how should they be defined?  
Should activities making use of native title rights be explicitly out of scope of the Act? Please explain the reasons for your answer.  
Should freehold land and land with exclusive possession native title rights be within scope of the Act? Please explain the reasons for your answer.  
Should non-commercial activities be within scope of the Act? Please explain the reasons for your answer.  
If they were in scope of the Act, how should non-commercial activities be regulated?  
Definition of 'commercialisation' - Which activities do you think should be considered commercial vs non-commercial?  
Definition of ‘native biological material’ – What types of materials and/or derivatives should be covered by the Act?  
Is the current approach to regulating commercial activities effective and efficient? If not, what could be improved?  
How can Australian entities show international partners that they have complied with international law?  

It may take a number of years to fully implement reforms to Queensland’s biodiscovery framework, because of the breadth and complexity of issues and further consultation required. Consequently, development of a reform package may require prioritisation of certain pieces of work over others.

Which of the reform areas outlined below are of the highest priority to you/your organisation?  
Please rank in order of importance to address in the short term.

Final comments
Do you have any other comments or suggestions for reform of the Biodiscovery Act 2004?  
Please use this to cover only topics that are not addressed anywhere else in this survey.
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Last updated
 16 November 2018

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