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Water Amendment Bill 2008

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The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia








Water Amendment Bill 2008



(1)     Schedule 2, page 318 (after line 32), after item 162, add:

162G  At the end of Part 12


263  Lower Lakes and Coorong emergency assistance

             (1)  As soon as practicable after the commencement of this section, the Government must determine an assistance package of a minimum $50 million for Lower Lakes and Coorong communities to help farmers, small businesses, tourism and community sectors to respond to the crisis caused by the lack of water.

             (2)  Payments of assistance in accordance with a scheme determined under subsection (1) are to be made from money appropriated by the Parliament for that purpose.

[Lower Lakes and Coorong emergency assistance]