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Water Amendment (Long-term Average Sustainable Diversion Limit Adjustment) Bill 2012


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities

Summary

Amends the Water Act 2007 to: enable the Murray-Darling Basin Authority to make adjustments to the long-term average sustainable diversion limit set by the Murray-Darling Basin Plan; and require the basin plan requirements for accreditation of water resource plans to include a requirement that water resource plans include a mechanism for incorporating and adjusting a relevant change in the limit for that water resource plan area.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 20/09/12  
Second reading moved 20/09/12  
Second reading debate 29/10/12  
Second reading debate 30/10/12  
Second reading agreed to 30/10/12  
Consideration in detail debate 30/10/12 Amendment details: 4 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 30/10/12  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 19/11/12  
Second reading moved 19/11/12  
Second reading debate 20/11/12  
Second reading agreed to 20/11/12  
Committee of the Whole debate 20/11/12  
Committee of the Whole debate 21/11/12  
Third reading agreed to 21/11/12  
     
Assent 21/11/12 Act no.: 157 of 2012
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • Third reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Government [sheet BN252]

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  • Government [sheet BN251]

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  • Non-Government
HUNT, Greg, MP

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Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 7310]
HANSON-YOUNG, Sen Sarah

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  • Independent [sheet 7317]
XENOPHON, Sen Nick

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  • The Nationals [sheet 7302]
JOYCE, Sen Barnaby

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (20/09/2012): House Standing Committee on Regional Australia; Committee report (10/10/2012)
  • Referred to Committee (11/10/2012): Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee; Committee report (19/11/2012)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )