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National Water Commission Bill 2004

2004

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

As read a third time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

National Water Commission Bill 2004

 

No.      , 2004

 

 

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to establish the National Water Commission, and for related purposes

   

   

   



Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                              1

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

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

3............ Object of this Act................................................................................ 2

4............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 2

5............ This Act binds the Crown................................................................... 3

Part 2—Establishment of the National Water Commission (NWC)        4

6............ Establishment of the NWC.................................................................. 4

7............ Functions of the NWC........................................................................ 4

Part 3—Constitution of the NWC                                                                                8

8............ Constitution of the NWC.................................................................... 8

9............ Duty of Chair...................................................................................... 8

10.......... Conduct of Commissioners................................................................. 8

11.......... Appointment of Commissioners......................................................... 8

12.......... Acting appointments........................................................................... 9

13.......... Remuneration.................................................................................... 10

14.......... Leave of absence............................................................................... 10

15.......... Outside employment......................................................................... 10

16.......... Other terms and conditions............................................................... 11

17.......... Resignation....................................................................................... 11

18.......... Termination of appointment.............................................................. 11

19.......... Meetings........................................................................................... 12

20.......... Notice of meetings............................................................................ 12

21.......... Conduct of meetings......................................................................... 13

22.......... Disclosure of interests....................................................................... 13

Part 4—The CEO and staff of the NWC                                                               15

Division 1—The CEO                                                                                                  15

Subdivision A—Establishment and functions of the CEO                              15

23.......... The CEO........................................................................................... 15

24.......... Functions of the CEO....................................................................... 15

Subdivision B—Appointing the CEO                                                                   15

25.......... Appointing the CEO......................................................................... 15

26.......... Acting CEO...................................................................................... 16

27.......... Remuneration.................................................................................... 16

28.......... Leave of absence............................................................................... 16

29.......... Outside employment......................................................................... 17

30.......... Other terms and conditions............................................................... 17

31.......... Resignation....................................................................................... 17

32.......... Termination of appointment.............................................................. 17

33.......... Disclosure of interests....................................................................... 18

34.......... Delegation......................................................................................... 18

Division 2—Staff etc. to assist the NWC                                                           19

35.......... Staff of the NWC.............................................................................. 19

36.......... Secondment of persons to assist the NWC....................................... 19

37.......... Consultants and independent contractors.......................................... 20

Part 5—Review of the NWC                                                                                          21

38.......... Review of the NWC.......................................................................... 21

39.......... Sunset provision............................................................................... 21

Part 6—The Australian Water Fund Account                                                   22

40.......... Establishment of the Australian Water Fund Account....................... 22

41.......... Credits of amounts to Account.......................................................... 22

42.......... Purposes of Account......................................................................... 22

Part 7—Miscellaneous                                                                                                        23

43.......... Confidentiality................................................................................... 23

44.......... Public availability of assessments..................................................... 23

45.......... Annual report.................................................................................... 23

46.......... Regulations....................................................................................... 24

 

 



This Bill originated in the House of Representatives; and, having this day passed, is now ready for presentation to the Senate for its concurrence.

I.C. HARRIS

Clerk of the House of Representatives

House of Representatives

2 December 2004

A Bill for an Act to establish the National Water Commission, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts: