Concluding remarks on the Building Bills

COUNCIL — Wednesday, 18 May 2011]
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Hon Lynn MacLaren; Hon Wendy Duncan; Hon Simon O'Brien

BUILDING SERVICES LEVY BILL 2010
BUILDING SERVICES (COMPLAINT RESOLUTION AND ADMINISTRATION) BILL 2010
BUILDING SERVICES (REGISTRATION) BILL 2010

Second Reading — Cognate Debate

Resumed from 17 May.

HON LYNN MacLAREN (South Metropolitan) [7.40 pm]: When this debate was adjourned last night, I had
been concluding my remarks on these bills. The Greens believe that these three bills are relatively uncontentious,
and we support them. I had raised a number of our concerns about the cost benefits of this legislation. As I
indicated also, the next bill that will come to us in this suite of bills, the Building Bill 2010, is the more
substantial bill, and we will be commenting on that later. We congratulate the government for finally getting
these very important changes into this house. They will modernise the current legislation. The complaints
mechanism that is outlined in these bills seems to be an improvement on the current system, and we welcome
that.