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Thursday, 12 August 2004
Page: 26376

Senator NETTLE (4:57 PM) —I have a series of questions. They all relate specifically to the PBS component of the free trade agreement, not to the general benefits that the government's spurious claims relate to, which are based on no analysis. They believe there will be an increase in jobs, even though the study they are quoting provides for a loss of jobs in a whole raft of about a dozen different sectors. These questions relate specifically to these changes. Does the government believe that there is any public health benefit to be provided by making these specific changes to the Therapeutic Goods Act?