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


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

Summary

Further to the Water Amendment (Long-term Average Sustainable Diversion Limit Adjustment) Bill 2012, the bill amends the Water Act 2007 to: establish the Water for the Environment Special Account for a 10-year period from the 2014-15 financial year to acquire additional environmental water entitlement and to remove constraints on the efficient use of environmental water for the Murray-Darling Basin Plan; and provide for independent reviews to be conducted in 2019 and 2021.

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 31/10/12  
Second reading moved 31/10/12  
Second reading debate 27/11/12  
Second reading debate 28/11/12  
Second reading agreed to 28/11/12  
Consideration in detail debate 28/11/12 Amendment details: 7 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 28/11/12  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 29/11/12  
Second reading moved 29/11/12  
Second reading debate 05/02/13  
Second reading debate 06/02/13  
Second reading agreed to 06/02/13  
Committee of the Whole debate 06/02/13  
Third reading agreed to 07/02/13  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 07/02/13  
Assent 15/02/13 Act no.: 3 - Year: 2013
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • Third reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Government [sheet BN256]

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  • Non-Government
HUNT, Greg, MP

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  • Non-Government
HUNT, Greg, MP

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Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 7314]
HANSON-YOUNG, Sen Sarah

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  • Independent [sheet 7315]
XENOPHON, Sen Nick

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  • The Nationals [sheet 7337]
JOYCE, Sen Barnaby

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  • The Nationals [sheet 7336]
JOYCE, Sen Barnaby

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  • The Nationals [sheet 7335]
JOYCE, Sen Barnaby

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (01/11/2012): Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee; Committee report (19/11/2012)
  • Referred to Committee (01/11/2012): House Standing Committee on Regional Australia; Committee report (28/11/2012)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )