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Tuesday, 23 November 1993
Page: 3482


Senator COULTER (10.12 p.m.) —Further to that answer, `those products' is rather a vague term. CSL is currently making a range of antivenenes in respect of which it understands the nature of the toxic material. It is also researching other toxic materials—box jellyfish and cone shells, to name a couple—for which there are no products currently on sale. Nonetheless, people die fairly regularly in Australia, albeit in small numbers, in situations involving these materials. Is the minister referring only to the currently produced products or is he referring to an expansion of those products into these perhaps unprofitable areas which are of vital concern to those few people who are affected by them?