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2008

 

THE PARLIAMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

 

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

WATER AMENDMENT BILL 2008

 

 

FURTHER SUPPLEMENTARY EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM

 

 

Amendments to be Moved on Behalf of the Government

 

 

(Circulated by authority of the Minister for Climate Change and Water,

Senator the Honourable Penny Wong)

 

 

NOTES ON INDIVIDUAL CLAUSES

 

Senate Amendment (16) - Page 326 (after line 32), at the end of the bill

 

1.       The Senate passed an amendment to the Bill on 27 November 2008 to insert a new schedule in the Water Amendment Bill 2008: 

 

Schedule 4—Amendments related to the recognition of Indigenous water rights

Water Act 2007

10  After paragraph 202(3)(b)

Insert:

          and (c) an Indigenous water subcommittee, to guide the consideration of Indigenous matters relevant to the Basin’s water resources;

11  At the end of subsection 202(5)

Add:

          ; and (c) an individual with expertise in Indigenous matters relevant to the Basin’s water resources.

 

2.       The title of Schedule 4 does not reflect its substantive content and an amendment is proposed to rename it “Schedule 4 - Amendments related to Indigenous Representation on the Basin Community Committee”.