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Constitution Alteration (Water Resources) 2019


Type
Private
Originating house
Senate
Status
Before Senate
Sponsor
PATRICK, Sen Rex

Summary

Subject to approval in accordance with section 128 of the Constitution, the bill proposes an alteration to the Constitution to: provide the Commonwealth with the power to make laws in relation to the use and management of water resources that extend beyond the limits of a state; and ensure that any Commonwealth law relating to water resources does not have an overall detrimental effect on the environment.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

Senate
Introduced and read a first time 04/07/19  
Second reading moved 04/07/19  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest



Notes
  • Referred to Committee (12/09/2019): Select Committee on the Multi-Jurisdictional Management and Execution of the Murray Darling Basin Plan; Committee report (30/09/2021)