Senate debates

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Bills

Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 2 and Other Measures) Bill 2019; In Committee

12:32 pm

Photo of Nick McKimNick McKim (Tasmania, Australian Greens) Share this | Hansard source

I rise very briefly to indicate that the Greens will be supporting these amendments. I want to make it clear that stakeholders did raise with us significant concerns about the impact of this bill unamended, and particularly the phase-out of the innovation patent system. The government has, unfortunately, made a bit of a mess of these reforms to our intellectual property laws which, if implemented as originally presented to the Senate, would harm innovation, especially by small and medium businesses.

(Quorum formed)

Question agreed to.

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