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Wednesday, 24 November 2010
Page: 2100
Senator HEFFERNAN (New South Wales) [4:10 PM] —I, and also on behalf of Senators Coonan, Xenophon and Siewert, move:

That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to amend the Patents Act 1990 to prevent the patenting of human genes and biological materials existing in nature, and for related purposes.

Question agreed to.

Senator HEFFERNAN (New South Wales) [4:10 PM] —I present the bill and move:

That this bill may proceed without formalities and be now read a first time.

Question agreed to.

Bill read a first time.