POLICY AND ADVOCACY UPDATE – NSW CHAPTER APRIL 2023
MINISTERS OF THE NEWLY ELECTED LABOR GOVERNMENT
The Hon. (Penny) Penelope Gail SHARPE, MLC
Minister for Climate Change, Minister for Energy, Minister for the Environment, and Minister for Heritage
The Hon. Paul SCULLY, BCom(Hons), MMgmt(Dist) MP
Minister for Planning and Public Spaces
The Hon. Anoulack CHANTHIVONG, BComm, MEc, MSc MP
Minister for Better Regulation and Fair Trading, Minister for Industry and Trade, Minister for Innovation, Science and Technology, Minister for Building, and Minister for Corrections
The Hon. Rose JACKSON, MLC
Minister for Water, Minister for Housing, Minister for Homelessness, Minister for Mental Health, Minister for Youth, and Minister for the North Coast
A warm congratulations to the incoming Ministers of the newly elected Labor Government. The key Ministers impacting our profession are pictured above along with their portfolios and we are currently securing meetings to ensure our members most pressing concerns are articulated from the outset. We are looking forward to continuing to work collaboratively with government on all sides concerning all matters affecting our profession.
It is a time for review as the new Ministers evaluate their portfolios, and as policy announcements are made we will continue to keep our members informed.
IMPORTANT PROFESSION SURVEY: DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
The Australian Institute of Architects is developing a Diversity and Inclusion Policy and a survey is being conducted to gain feedback from the entire architectural community. The results will help the Institute develop their policy, with the purpose of improving the health and well-being of all who live and work in our diverse communities by promoting quality, responsible, sustainable design and advocating on behalf of the profession for the benefit of all Australians.