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Monday, 22 August 2011
Page: 5104

Senator CARR (VictoriaMinister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research) (21:49): The government takes the view that it is important to ensure the integrity of this program, and therefore asking firms to identify their core and supporting R&D activities separately is in fact a reasonable proposition. The new rules in the bill will allow administrators to shine a light on claims which should not be supported by taxpayers' dollars.

Question negatived.