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National Water Commission Bill 2004

Part 5 Review of the NWC


38   Review of the NWC

             (1)  After the NWC has reviewed the NWI comprehensively and advised COAG of the outcome of the review (as required by paragraph 7(2)(i)), a review must be conducted of the NWC’s ongoing role and functions in relation to the management and regulation of Australia’s water resources.

             (2)  The review must be conducted by the end of 2011 in accordance with the processes provided for under the NWI or otherwise directed by COAG, and a written report about the review must be made.

             (3)  The Minister must cause a copy of the report to be laid before each House of Parliament within 15 sitting days after the Minister receives the report.

39   Sunset provision

                   This Act ceases to be in force on 30 June 2012.