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Water Amendment (Saving the Goulburn and Murray Rivers) Bill 2008


Type
Private
Originating house
Senate
Status
Not Proceeding
Sponsor
BIRMINGHAM, Sen Simon

Summary

Amends the Water Act 2007 to: prohibit the unauthorised extraction of water from the Murray-Darling Basin; prevent the construction of water infrastructure or river flow control work; ensure that Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales comply with their obligations to allocate audited, saved water to the Living Murray Initiative and Water for Rivers; and ensure water is not used for any other purpose other than the Living Murray Initiative and Water for Rivers.

Progress of bill

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

Senate
Introduced and read a first time 03/12/08  
Second reading moved 03/12/08  
Lapsed at end of Parliament 28/09/10  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest



Notes
  • Referred to Committee (04/12/2008): Senate Environment, Communications and the Arts Committee
  • Committee report (07/05/2009)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees