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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 2 Hansard (4 March) . . Page.. 715..


MR CORBELL (continuing):

regulatory regimes governing architects and the construction occupations, the opportunity has been taken to align administrative processes and the like for the benefit of consumers and the occupations.

In conclusion, the Architects Bill will give consumers greater confidence that those who advertise to provide architectural services are both competent in and accountable for the provision of high quality architectural services. I would like to take this opportunity to express my appreciation for the significant contribution to this reform process by individuals from the current ACT Architects Board, the ACT chapter of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects and the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia.

This reform is long overdue, and the skills and experience brought to the reform process by these stakeholders have been invaluable. Their contribution has resulted in a bill that will serve the best interests of both the architectural profession and the broader community and make a significant contribution to ensuring that only the highest professional standards will be accepted in the ACT. I commend the bill to the Assembly.

Debate (on motion by Mrs Dunne) adjourned to the next sitting.

Community Services and Social Equity-Standing Committee

Report 4

MR HARGREAVES (10.53): I present the following report:

Community Services and Social Equity-Standing Committee-Report 4-2002-2003 annual and financial reports: Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services; Discrimination Commissioner; Community Advocate, dated 2 March 2004, together with a copy of the extracts of the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I seek leave to move a motion authorising the report for publication.

Leave granted.

MR HARGREAVES: I move:

That the report be authorised for publication.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

MR HARGREAVES: I move:

That the report be noted.

The committee reporting on annual reports and financial reports must be considered an exercise in gazing back on history. This report talks about events prior to 30 June 2003 and does not take into account any actions taken between 30 June 2003 and the present, by the government or anybody else, as a result of issues.


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