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representatives vote 2006-02-16#3

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on 2014-10-07 16:20:58

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  • The majority voted against [http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?id=2006-02-16.40.1 amendments] introduced by Liberal MP [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Andrew_Laming&mpc=Bowman&house=representatives Andrew Laming].
  • These amendments opposed the main purpose of this bill, which is to remove ministerial responsibility for approval of RU486 and related medicines. Instead, the amendments would have made some changes to the current process but fundamentally kept it in place. In other words, ultimate responsibility for approving RU486 would remain with the Minister. Senator Laming explained that his amendment ensures that Parliament will continue to have oversight over this controversial issue.(Read Mr Laming's full explanation and the associated debate [http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?id=2006-02-16.40.1 here]. )
  • This division was a [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/faq.php#rebelandfree conscience vote], meaning that members were not required to vote along party lines.
  • ''Background to the bill''
  • The bill was introduced to amend the [http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/cth/consol_act/tga1989191/ Therapeutic Goods Act 1989] in order to transfer the responsibility for regulatory approval of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RU486 RU486] from the Minister for Health and Ageing to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Therapeutic_Goods_Administration Therapeutic Goods Administration]. This will make it possible to evaluate, register, list or import [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abortifacients abortifacients] such as RU486 (i.e. medicines intended to induce an abortion) for use in Australia without the approval of the Minister.(Read more about the bill in its [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/JTOI6/upload_binary/jtoi64.pdf;fileType=application/pdf bills digest] (342 KB). More information, including its explanatory memorandum, is available [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=s494 here].)
  • The majority voted against [amendments](http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?id=2006-02-16.40.1) introduced by Liberal MP [Andrew Laming](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Andrew_Laming&mpc=Bowman&house=representatives).
  • These amendments opposed the main purpose of this bill, which is to remove ministerial responsibility for approval of RU486 and related medicines. Instead, the amendments would have made some changes to the current process but fundamentally kept it in place. In other words, ultimate responsibility for approving RU486 would remain with the Minister. Senator Laming explained that his amendment ensures that Parliament will continue to have oversight over this controversial issue.(Read Mr Laming's full explanation and the associated debate [here](http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?id=2006-02-16.40.1). )
  • This division was a [conscience vote](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/faq.php#rebelandfree), meaning that members were not required to vote along party lines.
  • _Background to the bill_
  • The bill was introduced to amend the [Therapeutic Goods Act 1989](http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/cth/consol_act/tga1989191/) in order to transfer the responsibility for regulatory approval of [RU486](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RU486) from the Minister for Health and Ageing to the [Therapeutic Goods Administration](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Therapeutic_Goods_Administration). This will make it possible to evaluate, register, list or import [abortifacients](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abortifacients) such as RU486 (i.e. medicines intended to induce an abortion) for use in Australia without the approval of the Minister.(Read more about the bill in its [bills digest](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/JTOI6/upload_binary/jtoi64.pdf;fileType=application/pdf) (342 KB). More information, including its explanatory memorandum, is available [here](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=s494).)
representatives vote 2006-02-16#3

Edited by system

on 2014-10-07 16:16:51

Title

Description

  • The majority voted against [http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?id=2006-02-16.40.1 amendments] introduced by Liberal MP [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Andrew_Laming&mpc=Bowman&house=representatives Andrew Laming].
  • These amendments opposed the main purpose of this bill, which is to remove ministerial responsibility for approval of RU486 and related medicines. Instead, the amendments would have made some changes to the current process but fundamentally kept it in place. In other words, ultimate responsibility for approving RU486 would remain with the Minister. Senator Laming explained that his amendment ensures that Parliament will continue to have oversight over this controversial issue.[1]
  • These amendments opposed the main purpose of this bill, which is to remove ministerial responsibility for approval of RU486 and related medicines. Instead, the amendments would have made some changes to the current process but fundamentally kept it in place. In other words, ultimate responsibility for approving RU486 would remain with the Minister. Senator Laming explained that his amendment ensures that Parliament will continue to have oversight over this controversial issue.(Read Mr Laming's full explanation and the associated debate [http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?id=2006-02-16.40.1 here]. )
  • This division was a [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/faq.php#rebelandfree conscience vote], meaning that members were not required to vote along party lines.
  • ''Background to the bill''
  • The bill was introduced to amend the [http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/cth/consol_act/tga1989191/ Therapeutic Goods Act 1989] in order to transfer the responsibility for regulatory approval of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RU486 RU486] from the Minister for Health and Ageing to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Therapeutic_Goods_Administration Therapeutic Goods Administration]. This will make it possible to evaluate, register, list or import [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abortifacients abortifacients] such as RU486 (i.e. medicines intended to induce an abortion) for use in Australia without the approval of the Minister.[2]
  • The bill was introduced to amend the [http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/cth/consol_act/tga1989191/ Therapeutic Goods Act 1989] in order to transfer the responsibility for regulatory approval of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RU486 RU486] from the Minister for Health and Ageing to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Therapeutic_Goods_Administration Therapeutic Goods Administration]. This will make it possible to evaluate, register, list or import [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abortifacients abortifacients] such as RU486 (i.e. medicines intended to induce an abortion) for use in Australia without the approval of the Minister.(Read more about the bill in its [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/JTOI6/upload_binary/jtoi64.pdf;fileType=application/pdf bills digest] (342 KB). More information, including its explanatory memorandum, is available [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=s494 here].)
  • ''References''
  • * [1] Read Mr Laming's full explanation and the associated debate [http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?id=2006-02-16.40.1 here].
  • * [2] Read more about the bill in its [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/JTOI6/upload_binary/jtoi64.pdf;fileType=application/pdf bills digest] (342 KB). More information, including its explanatory memorandum, is available [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=s494 here].
representatives vote 2006-02-16#3

Edited by mackay

on 2014-06-19 16:31:46

Title

  • Therapeutic Goods Amendment (Repeal of Ministerial Responsibility for Approval of Ru486) Bill 2005 Consideration in Detail
  • Therapeutic Goods Amendment (Repeal of Ministerial Responsibility for Approval of Ru486) Bill 2005 - Consideration in Detail - Amend the current process

Description

  • <p pwmotiontext="moved">That the amendments (<b>Mr Laming&#8217;s</b>) be agreed to.</p>
  • The majority voted against [http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?id=2006-02-16.40.1 amendments] introduced by Liberal MP [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Andrew_Laming&mpc=Bowman&house=representatives Andrew Laming].
  • These amendments opposed the main purpose of this bill, which is to remove ministerial responsibility for approval of RU486 and related medicines. Instead, the amendments would have made some changes to the current process but fundamentally kept it in place. In other words, ultimate responsibility for approving RU486 would remain with the Minister. Senator Laming explained that his amendment ensures that Parliament will continue to have oversight over this controversial issue.[1]
  • This division was a [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/faq.php#rebelandfree conscience vote], meaning that members were not required to vote along party lines.
  • ''Background to the bill''
  • The bill was introduced to amend the [http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/cth/consol_act/tga1989191/ Therapeutic Goods Act 1989] in order to transfer the responsibility for regulatory approval of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RU486 RU486] from the Minister for Health and Ageing to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Therapeutic_Goods_Administration Therapeutic Goods Administration]. This will make it possible to evaluate, register, list or import [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abortifacients abortifacients] such as RU486 (i.e. medicines intended to induce an abortion) for use in Australia without the approval of the Minister.[2]
  • ''References''
  • * [1] Read Mr Laming's full explanation and the associated debate [http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?id=2006-02-16.40.1 here].
  • * [2] Read more about the bill in its [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/JTOI6/upload_binary/jtoi64.pdf;fileType=application/pdf bills digest] (342 KB). More information, including its explanatory memorandum, is available [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=s494 here].