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Speech: Primate Imports Legislation

Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales) (11:54): I move:

That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to amend the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, and for related purposes—Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Prohibition of Live Imports of Primates for Research) Bill 2012.

Question agreed to.

Senator RHIANNON: I present the bill and move:

That this bill may proceed without formalities and be now read a first time.

Question agreed to.

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Blog: Senate Estimates - democracy in action?

Blog by Senator Lee Rhiannon

For two weeks in May at the Senate Budget Estimates all Senators had the opportunity to question Ministers and the public sector workers in their departments. The big challenge is not the duration - sessions go from 9 am to 11 pm each day - but to ask the right questions.

Below is a quick tour of Estimate highlights and here you can review all my sessions.

Overseas development

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