Standards and Accreditation Bill - Third reading

Parliament
Thursday, October 15, 2015

On Tuesday evening I spoke in support of the Standards and Accreditation Bill in its third reading. With a bit of luck that thirrd reading could be completed today.

This is a sensible bill which will see our standards development and maintenance better aligned with our economic plans and global positioning, while protecting the quality and independence of standards development and decision-making.

The opposition are scaremongering with claims of erosion of independence which are simply not borne out by the facts and the provisions of the bill.

I was happy to remind them of that.

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