Senate debates

Tuesday, 7 November 2006

Prohibition of Human Cloning for Reproduction and the Regulation of Human Embryo Research Amendment Bill 2006

In Committee

7:47 pm

Photo of Natasha Stott DespojaNatasha Stott Despoja (SA, Australian Democrats) Share this | Hansard source

On behalf of Senator Webber and me, I move:

(19)  Schedule 2, item 34, page 22 (line 31), omit “one month”, substitute “15 days”.

The amendment is a simple one and relates to the duration of the warrant in the bill. We have suggested a time frame of 15 days as opposed to a month or, indeed, any longer. I understand that this has the support of Senator Patterson. I am happy to explain if people need more understanding as to the motive behind the amendment. But, given the circumstances in which that warrant would normally be exercised, I think that the provision of a 15-day period is more than adequate and stops any excess warrant power, if you like. This is a compromise amendment moved by Senator Webber and me.


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