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Therapeutic Goods Amendment (Medical Devices and Other Measures) Bill 2008 [2009]

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2008-2009

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

 

Therapeutic Goods Amendment (Medical Devices and Other Measures) Bill 2008 [2009]

 

 

(1)     Schedule 1, item 2, page 4 (after line 29), after section 41GS, insert:

41GSA  Parliamentary committee scrutiny of exemption notices

             (1)  As soon as practicable after the commencement of the first session of each Parliament a standing committee of each House of the Parliament is to be nominated, according to the practice of the relevant House, as its nominated committee for the purposes of this section.

             (2)  As soon as practicable after 30 June and 31 December each year the Minister must cause a document setting out the particulars of:

                     (a)  all exemptions under section 41GS; and

                     (b)  all variations and revocations under section 41GU;

in the previous six-month period to be provided to the nominated committee of each House of the Parliament.

             (3)  Each nominated committee is to receive each document provided in accordance with subsection (2) on a confidential basis.

             (4)  Each committee, and each member of each committee, must treat the information contained in any such document as confidential, and must not publish any part of that information to any other person except as authorised by this section.

             (5)  The committee may refer to the information contained in any such document and any conclusions drawn from it in a report to either House of the Parliament, but must not disclose the information in such a report.

[confidential committee scrutiny of exemption notices]