The first AGM of the Association of Consultants in Access Australia was held in Sydney on 10 November 2000. Minutes of the meeting show an attendance of 25 persons, with 21 apologies. Max Murray was elected President, and Terry Osborn, Secretary. Of those 46 names, 14 remain as members – some are no longer with us – and 7 are present at this Conference. We are a hardy, loyal, bunch.
Good evening, Friends. Thank you for the welcome. I’m honoured to present this inaugural Max Murray Oration, and the Committee is to be commended for choosing to recognise Max’s enormous contribution to ACAA and its objects in this way; and to acknowledge his passion and efforts in many other areas dealing with the accessibility of the built environment.