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Friday, 20 February 1987
Page: 364


Senator TATE (Special Minister of State)(11.31) —I am not sure of the exact reason for the dichotomy between the two approaches. I have been advised that in relation to biological control matters there would be a wider community need to be aware of the introduction of such controls in order to deal with a pest of some description. In this case one is dealing with the necessary publication of formal steps in the process of application and the granting and revoking of rights under this Bill. At the moment, in these early days, the Government considers that gazettal will be sufficient.