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Wednesday, 13 November 2002
Page: 6246

Senator NETTLE (New South Wales) (3.43 p.m.)—I move:

That the Senate calls on the Minister representing the Minister for Trade to:

(a) immediately present to the Parliament details of:

(i) Australia's negotiating position in the current round of World Trade Organisation (WTO) negotiations relating to the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS), and

(ii) the specific requests received by Australia from other countries in the current round of WTO negotiations relating to GATS;

(b) make a commitment that the Government will make public by 31 March 2003 Australia's responses to specific requests from other countries; and

(c) invite community, parliamentary and media observers to sit in on the informal ministerial talks to be held in Sydney in the week beginning 10 November 2002 relating to WTO and GATS.

Question agreed to.