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The order of the day having been read for the resumption of the debate on the motion of Mr Scott—That the House:

(1)    notes that the report of the Beale review of Australia’s quarantine and biosecurity arrangements, One Biosecurity: a working partnership , includes recommendation 59 relating to the importation, subject to strict conditions, of the live foot and mouth virus for use in research;

(2)    recognises that the risks associated with such importation far outweigh the possible benefits of research; and

(3)    calls on the:

(a)    Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry to unequivocally and indefinitely reject recommendation 59 of the ‘Beale Report’; and

(b)   Government to indefinitely and wholly prohibit the introduction of any live culture sample of foot and mouth disease for research or any other purpose ( see item No. 2, Votes and Proceedings )—

Debate resumed.

The time allotted for the debate having expired, the debate was interrupted, and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.