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Tuesday, 18 November 1986
Page: 2427

Senator WALSH (Minister for Finance)(9.14) —Apparently I misunderstood the earlier inquiry. The question is about the time lag between the clearance of a new chemical or drug for the treatment of animal complaints. I do not know very much about it but there are procedures which must be gone through over a reasonable period of testing and assessment. Maybe it can be legitimately claimed that that process is longer than it ought to be, but there does not appear to be anything readily available about that. I will see whether the Department or Mr Kerin has any further response to make.

Proposed expenditure agreed to.

Department of Communications

Proposed expenditure, $510,115,000.