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Thursday, 5 December 2002
Page: 7239

Senator HARRADINE (10:07 AM) —I move amendment (9) on sheet 2751 revised 2:

(9) Clause 29, page 20 (lines 19 and 20), omit subclause (4).

To put this into context, clause 29 is titled `The NHMRC Licensing Committee to make certain information publicly available'. Subclause (4) of clause 29 says:

Information mentioned in subsection (1) must not be such as to disclose confidential commercial information.

The arguments are clearly the same as those I gave previously: it means this is going to be a secretive operation and dealt with mainly in-house. This is a disgrace, as everything then is subject to so-called confidential commercial information.