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CANBERRA TO APPOINT COMMITTEE TO HANDLE PROPOSED NATIONALMONUMENTS IN

Wednesday 17 August 2011

Committee to examine National Memorials proposed for Canberra


The National Capital Committee is to conduct an inquiry into the administration of the National Memorials Ordinance 1928 which covers the building of memorials of national significance in Canberra.

“The administrative processes supporting the Ordinance have been criticised recently and need to be examined,” said Senator Louise Pratt, Committee Chair.

“There are a number of current proposals for National Memorials and some of these have attracted public interest,” she said.

“The inquiry will allow us to set the framework for how the National Memorials Committee should operate.”

Senator Pratt added that the inquiry will also look at how to improve transparency in the administration of the Ordinance.

The National Memorials Ordinance 1928 defines the membership and responsibilities of the Canberra National Memorials Committee (CNMC).

The CNMC has the power to approve the location and character of National Memorials. Membership of the CNMC consists of the Prime Minister, the Minister responsible for the Ordinance, the Leader of the Government in the Senate, the Leader of the Opposition in both the House and Senate and two residents of the ACT.

Senator Pratt called for submissions by 9 September 2011. Terms of reference are available.

It intends to make its findings public by the end of the year.

August 17th, 2011
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