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Water Amendment (Water for the Environment Special Account) Bill 2012

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2010-2011-2012

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

 

Water Amendment (Water for the Environment Special Account ) Bill 2012

 

 

( 1 )     Schedule 1 , item 2 , page 5 (line 37) , after “ by ”, insert “ at least ”.

[minimum volume]

( 2 )     Schedule 1 , item 2 , page 7 (after line 17) , after subparagraph 86AD ( 2 )( a )( iv ), insert:

                          (iva)  undertaking research and development relevant to the use and management of the Basin water resources;

                          (ivb)  adopting emerging technologies to better use and manage the Basin water resources;

[kinds of projects]

( 3 )     Schedule 1 , item 2 , page 8 (after line 5) , after subsection 86AD ( 2 ), insert:

          (2A)  In debiting amounts for the purposes of making payments in relation to projects mentioned in paragraph (2)(a) or (c), priority is to be given to:

                     (a)  projects that will produce the maximum guaranteed increase in the volume of Basin water resources that is available for environmental use within the shortest time; and

                     (b)  projects that involve the adoption of emerging technologies to better use and manage the Basin water resources.

[priority of projects]

( 4 )     Schedule 1 , item 2 , page 11 (line 20) , after “ by ”, insert “ at least ”.

[minimum volume]

( 5 )     Schedule 1 , item 2 , page 11 (line 34) , after “ by ”, insert “ at least ”.

[minimum volume]