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The Senate Committee has completed its inquiry into the Patent Amendment (Human Genes and Biological Materials) Bill 2010 (“the Bill”) and has published its Report. If you don't want patents on genes, please contact your federal Members of Parliament to read and rely on the Dissenting Report and vote for the Bill. Click “Senators” and “Members” for the contact details of our MPs.
The Bill is trying to stop the patenting of human genes and naturally occurring biological materials or those that are substantially identical. No one invented these things. They belong to everyone. They are natural phenomena.
Watch Dr Luigi Palombi, patent lawyer and author of “Gene Cartels: Biotech Patents in the Age of Free Trade”, explain the Bill:
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