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National Water Commission Amendment Bill 2012


Type
Government
Originating house
Senate
Status
Act
Portfolio
Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities

Summary

Amends the National Water Commission Act 2004 to: continue the National Water Commission (NWC) beyond its current sunset date of 30 June 2012; revise the functions and operations of the NWC; close the Australian Water Fund (AWF) Account and remove the NWC’s ability to administer any AWF funds; reduce the number of NWC commissioners to five; provide for a review of the NWC’s performance by the end of 2017, with further reviews every five years; and make technical amendments.

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 22/03/12  
Second reading moved 22/03/12  
Second reading debate 18/06/12  
Second reading agreed to 18/06/12  
Third reading agreed to 18/06/12  
     
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 19/06/12  
Referred to Federation Chamber 20/06/12  
Second reading moved 21/06/12  
Second reading debate 21/06/12  
Second reading agreed to 21/06/12  
Reported from Federation Chamber 21/06/12  
Third reading agreed to 21/06/12  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 21/06/12  
Assent 27/06/12 Act no.: 70 - Year: 2012
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (22/03/2012): Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee; Committee report (01/05/2012)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )