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November 22nd, 2006

Australian Nanobusiness Forum Comments

The Australian Nano Business Forum (ANBF) released its commentary today on the National Nanotechnology Strategy Taskforce paper on "Options for a National Nanotechnology Strategy". "The ANBF believes the Taskforce has delivered a good result, although it could have gone further" stated ANBF Chairperson Brian Power. "They have identified the critical role of government in addressing immediate issues of OH&S, community awareness, metrology and standards, and international cooperation. They also identified an opportunity for new national mechanisms - specifically a Federal/State coordination function - to optimise the uptake of nanotechnology in Australia. The ANBF supports the notion that closer cooperation and integration between the different forms of Government is critical to establishing a national position."


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