Wednesday, 16 October 2019
Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 2 and Other Measures) Bill 2019; In Committee
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.
Question agreed to.