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Thursday, 18 March 2010
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Senator XENOPHON (South Australia) [9:37 AM] —I, and also on behalf of Senator Hanson-Young, move:

That the following bill be introduced:

A Bill for an Act to enable the Murray-Darling Basin Authority to manage the water resources of the Basin as a single system during periods of extreme crisis, and for related purposes.

Question agreed to.

Senator XENOPHON (South Australia) [9:37 AM] —I present the bill and move:

That this bill may proceed without formalities and be now read a first time.

Question agreed to.

Bill read a first time.