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Water Amendment Bill 2008

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The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia







Water Amendment Bill 2008



(Amendment to be moved by Mr Windsor)


          Schedule 2, Part 2, page 295 (after line 34), after item 161, insert:

161A  After section 255


255C Mitigation of unintended diversions

                   Prior to exploration licences being granted for subsidence mining operations on alluvial floodplains that have underlying groundwater systems forming part of the Murray-Darling system inflows, an independent study must be undertaken into the impacts of such mining on those systems.