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WATER ACT 2007—CRITICAL HUMAN WATER NEEDS—DEFINITIONS AND CRITERIA—ORDER FOR PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENT

Senator Fisher amended general business notice of motion no. 315 by leave and, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved—That there be laid on the table by the Minister for Climate Change and Water, by 10 March 2009, in relation to section 86A of the Water Act 2007, a document containing the following:

 (a) a comprehensive, practical definition of the term `critical human water needs' which identifies categories of users of such water and allowable purposes for the use of such water;

 (b) a definition of the core human consumption requirements which would satisfy paragraph 86A(2)(a);

 (c) a definition of the non-human consumption requirements which would satisfy paragraph 86A(2)(b); and

 (d) clear, transparent and equitable criteria the Murray-Darling Basin Authority will apply:

  (i) in determining whether the definition in paragraph 86A(2)(a) is met,

  (ii) in determining whether the definition in paragraph 86A(2)(b) is met,

  (iii) in determining the volume of conveyance water required to deliver water to meet critical human water needs, and

  (iv) to monitor the use of such water to ensure it is used for the allowable purposes referred to in paragraph (a) of this resolution.

Question put and passed.