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APPENDIX 2

WITNESSES WHO APPEARED BEFORE THE COMMITTEE AT PUBLIC HEARINGS

Thursday, 19 March 2009
Parliament House, Canberra

Committee Members in attendance

Senator Claire Moore (Chair)
Senator Catryna Bilyk
Senator Sue Boyce
Senator Mitch Fifield
Senator Mark Furner
Senator the Hon. Bill Heffernan
Senator Gary Humphries

Witnesses

Department of Health and Ageing
Ms Mary Murnane, Deputy Secretary
Mr Chris Reid, General Counsel

National Health and Medical Research Council
Professor Warwick Anderson, Chief Executive Officer

IP Australia
Mrs Fatima Beattie, Deputy Director General
Mr  Leo O'Keeffe, Director, Domestic Policy
Ms Kristina Huynh, Policy Officer
Ms Lexie Press, Senior Examiner of Patents

Dr Luigi Palombi

Dr Hazel Moir

Monday, 3 August 2009
St James Court Conference Centre, West Melbourne

Committee Members in attendance

Senator Rachel Siewert (Chair)
Senator Claire Moore (Deputy Chair)
Senator Judith Adams
Senator Sue Boyce
Senator the Hon. Bill Heffernan
Senator Gary Humphries
Senator John Williams

Witnesses

Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia (IPRIA)
Associate Professor Beth Webster, Director
Dr Kwanghui Lim, Associate Director
Dr Chris Dent, Senior Research Fellow

Professor Diane Nicol and Dr Jane Nielsen

Human Genetics Society of Australasia
Associate Professor David Amor

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
Mr Julian Clark, Head, Business Development
Ms Carmela Monger, Intellectual Property and Contracts Manager

Breast Cancer Network Australia
Ms Lyn Swinburne AM, Chief Executive Officer
Ms Michelle Marven, Policy Manager
Ms Heather Drum, Member
Ms Kristi Smith, Member

Tuesday, 4 August 2009
St James Court Conference Centre, West Melbourne

Committee Members in attendance

Senator Rachel Siewert (Chair)
Senator Claire Moore (Deputy Chair)
Senator Judith Adams
Senator Sue Boyce
Senator the Hon. Bill Heffernan
Senator Gary Humphries
Senator John Williams

Witnesses

Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia
Dr Trevor Davies, Councillor

Davies Collison Cave
Mr John Slattery, Consultant

FB Rice & Co
Mr Ian Rourke, Partner

Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia
Dr Graeme Suthers, Chair, Genetics Advisory Committee
Mr Michael Ralston, Member, Genetics Advisory Committee
Dr Tamsin Waterhouse, Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Professor Andrew Christie

Law Council of Australia, Intellectual Property Committee
Mr Richard Hamer, Partner, Allens Arthur Robinson
Mr Richard Jarvis, Partner, Davies Collison Cave

Australian Marfan Foundation
Mrs Jennifer West, Secretary

Dr Belinda Coyte (via teleconference)

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Dr Gillian Mitchell, Director, Familial Cancer Centre
Professor Stephen Fox, Director of Pathology
Professor David Bowtell, Director of Research

Wednesday, 5 August 2009
Dixson Room, State Library of New South Wales, Sydney

Committee Members in attendance

Senator Rachel Siewert (Chair)
Senator Claire Moore (Deputy Chair)
Senator Judith Adams
Senator Sue Boyce
Senator the Hon. Bill Heffernan
Senator Gary Humphries
Senator John Williams

Witnesses

Cancer Council Australia
Professor Ian Olver, Chief Executive Officer
Professor Bruce Mann, Specialist Breast Surgeon and Surgical Oncologist, Clinical Oncological Society of Australia

Breast Cancer Action Group
Ms Janet Green, Chair

Cancer Voices NSW
Ms Sally Crossing AM, Chair

Medicines Australia
Ms Deborah Monk, Director, Innovation and Industry Policy

Clinical Associate Professor Judy Kirk, Director Familial Cancer Service, Westmead Hospital

Dr Jennifer Leary, Laboratory Director, Familial Cancer Service, Westmead Hospital

Dr Anna Ronan, Clinical Geneticist, Hunter Genetics Unit

Professor Ron Trent, Professor of Molecular Genetics, University of Sydney

Department of Industry and Investment New South Wales
Dr Gerard Cudmore, Acting Director, Office for Science and Medical Research

Thursday, 20 August 2009
Parliament House, Canberra

Committee Members in attendance

Senator Rachel Siewert (Chair)
Senator Claire Moore (Deputy Chair)
Senator Judith Adams
Senator the Hon. Bill Heffernan
Senator Gary Humphries
Senator John Williams

Witnesses

Dr Hazel Moir

Dr Matthew Rimmer

Professor Peter Drahos

IP Australia
Mrs Fatima Beattie, Deputy Director General
Mr Leo O'Keeffe, Director, Domestic Policy
Ms Kristina Huynh, Policy Officer
Ms Lexie Press, Senior Examiner of Patents

Department of Health and Ageing
Ms Mary McDonald, Acting First Assistant Secretary, Regulatory Policy and Governance Division
Mr Chris Reid, General Counsel

National Health and Medical Research Council
Dr Clive Morris, Chief Knowledge and Development Officer

Monday, 14 September 2009
Parliament House, Canberra

Committee Members in attendance

Senator Rachel Siewert (Chair)
Senator Claire Moore (Deputy Chair)
Senator the Hon. Bill Heffernan
Senator John Williams

Witnesses

Dr Luigi Palombi

Tuesday 18 May 2010
Parliament House, Canberra

Committee Members in attendance

Senator Rachel Siewert (Chair)
Senator Claire Moore (Deputy Chair)
Senator Judith Adams
Senator the Hon. Bill Heffernan
Senator Gary Humphries

Witnesses

IP Australia
Mrs Fatima Beattie, Deputy Director General
Mr Leo O'Keeffe, Director, Domestic Policy

Tuesday 15 June 2010
Parliament House, Canberra

Committee Members in attendance

Senator Rachel Siewert (Chair)
Senator Claire Moore (Deputy Chair)
Senator Judith Adams
Senator Sue Boyce
Senator the Hon. Bill Heffernan

Witnesses

IP Australia
Ms Terry Moore, Director, Office of the Director General
Mrs Fatima Beattie, Deputy Director General
Ms Lexie Press, Senior Examiner of Patents

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