1. I share the view of other Committee members that
naturally occurring material, such as genes, should not be able to be patented.
2. However, I remain very concerned that any changes
in one part of patent law may have unintended consequences across a system
which has underpinned most technological and industrial advances for centuries.
3. No changes should be made to patent law without
the expert advice of organisations such as IP Australia and the Australian Law Reform
Liberal Senator for Queensland
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