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Wednesday, 26 June 1996
Page: 2177

Senator NEAL —I give notice that, on the next day of sitting, I shall move:

That the Senate—

(a)   condemns the notice of motion, given by the Government in the House of Representatives, to disallow the regulations contained in Statutory Rules 1996 No. 25 and made under the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989, which would remove the two consumer health representatives from the Australian Drug Evaluation Committee;

(b)   calls on the Government to reverse this policy decision to ensure that Australian consumers have a say in what drugs are approved for use in Australia;

(c)   calls on the Minister for Health and Family Services (Dr Wooldridge) to ensure that the disallowance motion is debated in both Houses; and

(d)   condemns the minister for his lack of regard for the views of health consumers.