Thursday, 24 November 2011
National Capital and External Territories Committee; Report
Finally, I concur with the view of the National Capital and External Territories Committee's chair, Senator Louise Pratt, who said:
National memorials are a permanent representation of the nation's history and culture. We need a sound mechanism in place to ensure that national memorials are rigorously assessed for their commemorative intent, design and location before people commit money and resources to the final outcome. The committee believes that the National Memorials Ordinance is past its time and that the proposed Commemorative Works Act will provide a simple, modern and effective mechanism to take its place.
Etched in stone? fulfils its objectives and I commend it to the House. Thank you, Madam Deputy Speaker.