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senate vote 2006-02-09#5

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  • The majority voted against an [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2006-02-09.113.1 amendment] introduced by Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Richard_Colbeck&mpc=Senate&house=senate Richard Colbeck] and Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Nigel_Scullion&mpc=Senate&house=senate Nigel Scullion], which means that it was unsuccessful.
  • This amendment opposes the main purpose of this bill, which is to remove ministerial responsibility for approval of RU486 and related medicines. Instead, the amendment 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 Colbeck explained that "as elected representatives we should have some oversight of that process".(Read Senator Colbeck's full explanation and the associated debate [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2006-02-09.98.2 here], after 4:11 pm. )
  • This division was a [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/faq.php#rebelandfree conscience vote], meaning that senators 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 an [amendment](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2006-02-09.113.1) introduced by Senator [Richard Colbeck](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Richard_Colbeck&mpc=Senate&house=senate) and Senator [Nigel Scullion](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Nigel_Scullion&mpc=Senate&house=senate), which means that it was unsuccessful.
  • This amendment opposes the main purpose of this bill, which is to remove ministerial responsibility for approval of RU486 and related medicines. Instead, the amendment 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 Colbeck explained that "as elected representatives we should have some oversight of that process".(Read Senator Colbeck's full explanation and the associated debate [here](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2006-02-09.98.2), after 4:11 pm. )
  • This division was a [conscience vote](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/faq.php#rebelandfree), meaning that senators 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).)
senate vote 2006-02-09#5

Edited by system

on 2014-10-07 16:16:53

Title

Description

  • The majority voted against an [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2006-02-09.113.1 amendment] introduced by Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Richard_Colbeck&mpc=Senate&house=senate Richard Colbeck] and Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Nigel_Scullion&mpc=Senate&house=senate Nigel Scullion], which means that it was unsuccessful.
  • This amendment opposes the main purpose of this bill, which is to remove ministerial responsibility for approval of RU486 and related medicines. Instead, the amendment 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 Colbeck explained that "as elected representatives we should have some oversight of that process".[1]
  • This amendment opposes the main purpose of this bill, which is to remove ministerial responsibility for approval of RU486 and related medicines. Instead, the amendment 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 Colbeck explained that "as elected representatives we should have some oversight of that process".(Read Senator Colbeck's full explanation and the associated debate [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2006-02-09.98.2 here], after 4:11 pm. )
  • This division was a [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/faq.php#rebelandfree conscience vote], meaning that senators 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 Senator Colbeck's full explanation and the associated debate [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2006-02-09.98.2 here], after 4:11 pm.
  • * [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].
  • 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].)
senate vote 2006-02-09#5

Edited by mackay

on 2014-06-19 16:05:19

Title

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

Description

  • <p pwmotiontext="moved">That the amendment (<b>Senator Colbeck&#8217;s and Senator Scullion&#8217;s</b>) be agreed to.</p>
  • The majority voted against an [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2006-02-09.113.1 amendment] introduced by Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Richard_Colbeck&mpc=Senate&house=senate Richard Colbeck] and Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Nigel_Scullion&mpc=Senate&house=senate Nigel Scullion], which means that it was unsuccessful.
  • This amendment opposes the main purpose of this bill, which is to remove ministerial responsibility for approval of RU486 and related medicines. Instead, the amendment 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 Colbeck explained that "as elected representatives we should have some oversight of that process".[1]
  • This division was a [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/faq.php#rebelandfree conscience vote], meaning that senators 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 Senator Colbeck's full explanation and the associated debate [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2006-02-09.98.2 here], after 4:11 pm.
  • * [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].