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Thursday, 15 September 2011
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Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities

(Question No. 926)


Senator Joyce asked the Minister representing the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, upon notice, on 17 August 2011:

Can a list be provided of the legislation that the Water group within the department, the National Water Commission and the Murray-Darling Basin Authority are responsible for administering, including all regulations under these Acts?


Senator Conroy: The Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities has provided the following answer to the honourable senator’s question.

Under the Administrative Arrangements Order of 14 October 2010 the Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities portfolio is responsible for the administration of the following water related legislation:

Lake Eyre Basin Intergovernmental Agreement Act 2001

National Water Commission Act 2004

Sewerage Agreements Act 1973

Sewerage Agreements Act 1974

Water Act 2007

Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Act 2005

The portfolio also administers the following water related Acts which will be repealed when the Statute Stocktake Bill (no.1) 2011 takes effect The Bill passed through both Houses on

18 August 2011 and will take effect when it receives Royal Assent.

Chowilla Reservoir Agreement Act 1963

Dartmouth Reservoir Agreement Act 1970

Morgan-Whyalla Waterworks Agreement Act 1940

State Grants (Water Resources Measurement) Act 1970

Western Australia (Ord River Irrigation) Act 1968

Western Australia (Ord River Irrigation) Act 1980

Western Australia (South-west Region Water Supplies) Agreement Act 1965

Regulations have been made under these Acts as follows:

Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Regulations 2005

Water Regulations 2008

Water Amendment (Murray-Darling Basing Agreement) Regulations 2009 (No.1)

Water Amendment Regulations 2011 (No.1)

Prime Minister: Calls from Foreign Leaders

(Question No. 1023)


Senator Abetz asked the Prime Minister, upon notice, on 24 August 2011:

On becoming Prime Minister in June 2010, did Ms Gillard receive any calls from leaders of other countries; if so, can a list be provided of:

(a) all the countries of which the leader phoned the Prime Minister;

(b) which calls the Prime Minister was able to take immediately and on what date they were received; and (c) which calls the Prime Minister was unable to take together with the date the call was received and returned.


Senator Chris Evans: The Prime Minister has provided the following answer to the honourable senator’s question:

I am advised that my diary reflects that in June 2010 I received calls from the following leaders of other countries:

President Obama (US)

Prime Minister Harper (Canada)

Prime Minister Najib (Malaysia)

Prime Minister Cameron (UK)

President Yudhoyono (Indonesia)

Prime Minister Netanyahu (Israel)

The record does not indicate which, if any, of these calls I was unable to take immediately.