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Thursday, 5 December 2002
Page: 7250


Senator BROWN (11:10 AM) —On Senator Nettle's line of questioning, I wonder if the minister could inform the committee whether the woman and/or man who give permission for the excess embryos to be used will be kept informed of the progress of the use to which it is put. Secondly, and quite importantly, if they seek information about it, can the minister give an assurance that commercial-in-confidence considerations will not prevent those donors from being able to track the experimentation which is a consequence of their donation.


The TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN (Senator McLucas)—The question is that the amendment moved by Senator Bishop be agreed to. Senator Nettle?