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Water Amendment (Review Implementation and Other Measures) Bill 2015


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Passed Both Houses
Portfolio
Agriculture and Water Resources

Summary

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

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

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  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 22/02/16  
Second reading moved 22/02/16  
Lapsed at prorogation 17/04/16  
Consideration of House of Reps message 02/05/16 Details: In response to a request from the House, the Senate agreed to resume consideration of the bill
Second reading moved 02/05/16  
Second reading debate 02/05/16  
Second reading agreed to 02/05/16  
Committee of the Whole debate 02/05/16  
Third reading agreed to 02/05/16  
     
Finally passed both Houses 02/05/16  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 7914]
SIMMS, Sen Robert

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 7909]
SIMMS, Sen Robert

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Schedules of amendments

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