Senate debates

Tuesday, 25 June 2013


Gene Patents

3:45 pm

Photo of Rachel SiewertRachel Siewert (WA, Australian Greens) Share this | | Hansard source

I, and also on behalf of Senators Di Natale and Heffernan, move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes the recent ruling by the United States Supreme Court that human genes are not eligible for patent protection;

(b) recognises that this ruling is a significant development in the debate over gene patenting and the future of medical research; and

(c) urges the Australian Government to consider the implications of this for the Patents Act 1990.

Question agreed to.