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Wednesday, 13 November 2002
Page: 6189


Senator PATTERSON (Minister for Health and Ageing) (11:10 AM) —I indicated in my second reading speech that I would oppose amendments to the Prohibition of Human Cloning Bill 2002. As I said, the Prime Minister indicated that we are proposing that the Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulations 1958 be amended to provide for a 12-month prohibition on exporting excess ART human embryos. This prohibition will be reviewed after 12 months. I will ask the National Health and Medical Research Council to work with the Department of Health and Ageing and Customs in order to explore the changes that will be required to the customs regulations.