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Notice given 3 January 2001

3246  Senator Brown: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Health and Aged Care—With reference to answer to question on notice no. 2558 (Senate Hansard , 9 November 2000, p. 19650):

(1) Which premises at Ridgley are being used for the University of Tasmania’s experiments.

(2) If they are not university premises: (a) whose are they; and (b) what is the role of the landlord in the experiments.

(3) When did the Ridgley experiment begin and who are the principals.

(4) What is the difference between these experiments, involving genes from Agrobacterium rhizogenes , and those being conducted by Monash University.

(5) How much has the Commonwealth contributed to each of the three sets of experiments listed in the answer to part (a) of question on notice no. 2558.

(6) Are there no expectations or plans to conduct field trials by Monash University, the University of Tasmania or the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation; if there are, what are the expectations or plans.