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The Minister for Industry, Science and Technology (Senator Cook),

pursuant to notice, moved--That the following bill be introduced:

A Bill for an Act to amend the Patents Act 1990.

Question put and passed.

Senator Cook presented the bill and moved--That this bill may proceed

without formalities and be now read a first time.

Question put and passed.

Bill read a first time.

Senator Cook moved--That this bill be now read a second time.

Explanatory memorandum: Senator Cook tabled an explanatory memorandum

relating to the bill.

Pursuant to the order of the Senate of 29 November 1994, the debate was

adjourned and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for

the first day of the spring sittings 1995.