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Water Amendment (Review Implementation and Other Measures) Bill 2015

Originating house
House of Representatives
Before Reps
Agriculture and Water Resources


Amends the Water Act 2007 in relation to: reviews and reporting requirements for the Basin Plan; accreditation of first generation state water resource plans with further accreditations linked to Basin Plan review outcomes; incorporation of Indigenous expertise and knowledge in the governance of the basin’s water resources; trading by the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder; and the redundancy of the Murray-Darling Basin Water Rights Information Service; and technical and consequential amendments.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 03/12/15  
Second reading moved 03/12/15  
Second reading debate 09/02/16  
Second reading agreed to 09/02/16  
Third reading agreed to 09/02/16  

Text of bill

  • First reading


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest

  • Referred to Committee (04/02/2016): Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee; Report due 10/03/2016
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