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Thursday, 31 May 1973
Page: 3001

Mr UREN (Reid) (Minister for Urban and Regional Development) - On behalf of the committee appointed to draw up reasons for the House of Representatives disagreeing to the amendments of the Senate, I present those reasons. (Thereupon the Clerk read the reasons as follows):

Because the Cities Commission is an independent arm of the Department of Urban and Regional Development.

The Cities Commission as an aim of the Department will be concerned with cities, old and new. It will be concerned with new cities in regions. The Cities Commission will assist the promotion of regional development by the establishment of new cities.

A major role of the Cities Commission will be to go out to State and local governments as a promoter of better ways of achieving urban and regional development The name 'Cities Commission' provides a sharp focus for its activities and one which gives it a separate identity from the Department. The suggested amendment would leave the Commission with a lengthy and cumbersome title and one which would cause the Commission and the Department to be confused.

Motion (by Mr Uren) agreed to:

That the committee's reasons be adopted.

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