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Inquiry into primary producer access to gene technology



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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

STANDING COMMITTEE ON PRIMARY INDUSTRIES

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REGIONAL SERVICES

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INQUIRY INTO PRIMARY PRODUCER ACCESS TO GENE TECHNOLOGY

The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Primary Industries and Regional Services, chaired by Fran Bailey, MP, will hold its first public hearing on Tuesday 27 July, as part of its inquiry into primary producer access to gene technology.

_ The committee will be examining the capacity of Australian farmers to access the benefits of gene technology and the future value and importance of genetically modified varieties.

Representatives from the following organisations will give evidence at the public hearing:

• W estern Australian Government • Western Australian State Agricultural Biotechnology Centre • Centre for Legumes in Mediterranean Agriculture.

The hearing will take place in the Blackburne Room, Holiday Inn, 201 Hay Street, Perth from 8.30 a.m to 10.00 a.m.

Further information on the committee's activities can be found on the committee's internet site:

w w w .aph.gov.au/house/com m ittee/prim ind

For additional information, contact the committee secretariat on 02 6277 4500.

For information on the inquiry, contact Fran Bailey on

03 59621255.

26 July 1999