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Water Amendment (Review Implementation and Other Measures) Bill 2015

2016

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

As passed by both Houses

 

 

 

 

Water Amendment (Review Implementation and Other Measures) Bill 2016

 

No.      , 2016

 

 

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the Water Act 2007 , and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 2

Schedule 1—Amendments arising from review of the Water Act 2007 3

Part 1—Reviews and reporting requirements                                                    3

Water Act 2007                                                                                                             3

Part 2—Accrediting water resource plans                                                           5

Water Act 2007                                                                                                             5

Part 3—Indigenous matters relevant to Basin water resources               10

Water Act 2007                                                                                                           10

Part 4—Trading by Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder     11

Water Act 2007                                                                                                           11

Part 5—Murray-Darling Basin Water Rights Information Service       15

Water Act 2007                                                                                                           15

Part 6—Miscellaneous amendments                                                                     16

Water Act 2007                                                                                                           16

Schedule 2—Technical amendments                                                                         18

Part 1—Technical amendments affecting definition of referring State 18

Water Act 2007                                                                                                           18

Part 2—Amendments consequential on the Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) Act 2015         19

Water Act 2007                                                                                                           19

Part 3—Spent provisions                                                                                            20

Water Act 2007                                                                                                           20



A Bill for an Act to amend the Water Act 2007 , and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Water Amendment (Review Implementation and Other Measures) Act 2016 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedule 1, item 1

1 January 2020.

1 January 2020

3.  Schedule 1, items 2 to 9

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

4.  Schedule 1, Parts 2 to 6

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

5.  Schedule 2, Part 1

Immediately after the commencement of Schedule 1 to the Water Amendment Act 2008 .

15 December 2008

6.  Schedule 2, Part 2

The later of:

(a) the start of the day after this Act receives the Royal Assent; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of Schedule 1 to the Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) Act 2015 .

 

7.  Schedule 2, Part 3

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3   Schedules

                   Legislation that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.