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NATIONAL RESOURCES-STANDING COMMITTEE-REFERENCE

Senator Thomas, pursuant to Notice of Motion not objected to as a Formal Motion, moved-That the following matters be referred to the Standing Committee on National Resources:

(1) The importation of live viruses into Australia for the purposes of: (a) research into exotic animal disease;

(b) identification of diseases; and

(c) development of skills and procedures for managing outbreaks of exotic diseases.

(2) The role of the Australian National Animal Health Laboratory, Geelong, in research into both exotic and endemic live viruses.

Question-put and passed.