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Monday, 11 August 2003
Page: 13106

Senator Allison asked the Minister representing the Minister for the Environment and Heritage, upon notice, on 6 May 2003:

With reference to the answer to question no. 23 taken on notice during the Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts Legislation Committee additional estimates hearings in February 2003.

What survival rate for animals would be acceptable to the Commonwealth.

Senator Hill (Minister for Defence) —The Minister for the Environment and Heritage has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

Given the stringent processes by which the animals are being managed throughout the trial, the Commonwealth expects a high survival rate.