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Thursday, 12 December 2002
Page: 7816

Senator BARTLETT (Queensland— Leader of the Australian Democrats) (9.39 a.m.)—At the request of Senator Stott Despoja, I move:

That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for Foreign Affairs and representing the Prime Minister (Senator Hill), no later than 4 pm on 4 February 2003:

All communications in the period June 2001 to the present between:

(a) the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade or the Prime Minister's office and Food Standards Australia New Zealand;

(b) the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade or the Prime Minister's office and the National Farmers Federation;

(c) the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade or the Prime Minister's office and the Department of Health and Ageing; and

(d) the Prime Minister's office and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade,

relating to GM Food in the context of the current free trade agreement negotiations with the United States and of the labelling of genetically modified and genetically engineered food, including communications to or from organisations formed or created under the auspices of any of the above agencies, officers of departments.

Question agreed to.