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7968 revised

2016

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

 

Register of Foreign Ownership of Agricultural Land Amendment (Water) Bill 2016

 

 

(1)     Schedule 1, page 18 (after line 7), at the end of the Part, add:

34  Before section 35

Insert:

34A   Productivity Commission inquiry—Parts 3A and 3B

             (1)  Before the end of the period of 3 years after the commencement of this section, the Minister administering the Productivity Commission Act 1998 (the Productivity Minister ) must, under paragraph 6(1)(a) of that Act, refer to the Productivity Commission for inquiry the matter of the effectiveness of the scheme set out in Parts 3A and 3B of this Act, including an assessment of the costs and benefits of that scheme.

             (2)  In referring the matter to the Productivity Commission for inquiry, the Productivity Minister must:

                     (a)  under paragraph 11(1)(b) of the Productivity Commission Act 1998 , specify that the Productivity Commission must submit its report on the inquiry to the Productivity Minister within 5 years of the commencement of this section; and

                     (b)  under paragraph 11(1)(d) of that Act, require the Productivity Commission to make recommendations in relation to the matter.

Note:          Under section 12 of the Productivity Commission Act 1998 , the Productivity Minister must cause a copy of the Productivity Commission’s report to be tabled in each House of the Parliament.

             (3)  For the purposes of paragraph 6(1)(a) of the Productivity Commission Act 1998 , the matter mentioned in subsection (1) of this section is taken to be a matter relating to industry, industry development and productivity.

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