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WATER AMENDMENT (WATER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT SPECIAL ACCOUNT) E BILL 2012

A message from the House of Representatives was reported transmitting for the concurrence of the Senate the following bill:

 Message no. 563, dated 29 November 2012—A Bill for an Act to amend the Water Act 2007 to establish a Special Account, and for related purposes.

The Parliamentary Secretary for School Education and Workplace Relations (Senator Collins) moved—That this bill may proceed without formalities and be now read a first time.

Question put and passed.

Bill read a first time.

Senator Collins moved—That this bill be now read a second time.


Explanatory memorandum: Senator Collins tabled a revised explanatory memorandum relating to the bill.

Consideration of legislation: Pursuant to order, the debate was adjourned and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the first day in the next period of sittings.