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Asymmetry and professionalism: the case for protection

I recently presented evidence to the Australian Productivity Commission which has been carrying out an inquiry into the regulation of architects. As in the UK, the title of 'architect' is protected, but the function of architecture is not. Daft really, for as I have long argued, protection of title is useless without protection of function as enjoyed by the legal and medical professions in both the UK and Australia.

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