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Tuesday, 3 December 2002
Page: 7069


Senator BROWN (10:39 PM) —On behalf of Senator Nettle, I move amendment (2) on sheet 2705:

(2) Page 16 (after line 30), after clause 22, insert:

22A Further notification of applications, decisions, and appeals

(1) Subject to subsection (2), any person may request information to be provided by the NHMRC Licensing Committee in relation to:

(a) the receipt of an application for a licence by the Committee;

(b) the decision by the Committee on an application for a licence;

(c) the variation of a licence by the Committee;

(d) the suspension of a licence by the Committee;

(e) the revocation of a licence by the Committee;

(f) the application for review of a decision of the Committee.

(2) The following table sets out the circumstances in which information may be requested, the information that must be provided in those circumstances, and the timeframe for its provision.

If the NHMRC Licensing Committee:

the NHMRC Licensing Committee must disclose:

whichever is the later of the following: within 10 days of the Committee receiving the request for information or within 10 days of:

receives an application for a licence

all information that is relevant to deciding the application

receiving that application

decides an application for a licence

all information that was relevant to deciding the application

deciding that application

Varies a licence

all information that was relevant to deciding to vary the licence

varying that application

Suspends a licence

all information that was relevant to deciding to suspend the licence

suspending that application

revokes a licence

all information that was relevant to deciding to revoke the licence

revoking that application

receives an application for review of a decision of the Committee

the fact that such an application has been made

becoming aware that the application for review was made

(3) A request for information under this section must be made in accordance with the requirements prescribed by the regulations.

This is to deal with requests for information about licences that have been issued by the National Health and Medical Research Council. It is quite self-explanatory, and I commend it to the committee.

Question negatived.