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Water Bill 2007


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Environment and Water Resources

Summary

Introduced with the Water (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2007 the bill: establishes the Murray-Darling Basin Authority and requires the Authority to prepare the Basin Plan; establishes the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder; requires the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to monitor and enforce water charge and market rules in the Basin; and provides the Bureau of Meteorology with additional functions relating to information on water resources and the annual publication of the National Water Account.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 08/08/07  
Second reading moved 08/08/07  
Second reading agreed to 14/08/07  
Consideration in detail debate 14/08/07 Amendment details: 26 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 14/08/07  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 15/08/07  
Second reading moved 15/08/07  
Second reading agreed to 17/08/07  
Third reading agreed to 17/08/07  
     
Assent 03/09/07 Act no.: 137 - Year: 2007
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • Third reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Government [sheet PK336]

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Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 5361]
SIEWERT, Sen Rachel

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes