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Wednesday, 11 August 2004
Page: 26156

Senator COONAN (Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts) (3:01 PM) —by leave—I would like to clarify my response to a question asked by Senator Mackay. I have had a note from a member of my staff to say that, since I took over the communications portfolio, one of my staff has spoken to Mr Alston, I think on two occasions last week, in relation to some general information on CSIRO's commercialisation activities. Subsequently, a member of my staff forwarded a publicly available press release from the CSIRO that outlined its success in the previous year in increasing revenue from its intellectual property. My staff provided this information, as they would endeavour to do for any member of the public.