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Tuesday, 25 November 2008
Page: 7252

Senator WONG (Minister for Climate Change and Water) (8:45 PM) —Senator, I think I have already indicated the locations in the act, in particular in relation to sections 21 and 20, which make reference to this, and I have just given you the addition of subparagraph (c), from memory. I would also refer you to the definition of ‘relevant international agreement’ which is contained in section 4 of the Water Act:

“relevant international agreement” means the following:

(a)  the Ramsar Convention;

(b)  the Biodiversity Convention;

(c)  the Desertification Convention;

(d)  the Bonn Convention;

(e)  CAMBA;

(f)  JAMBA;


(h)  the Climate Change Convention;

(i)  any other international convention to which Australia is a party and that is:

      (i)  relevant to the use and management of the Basin water resources; and

      (ii)  prescribed by the regulations for the purposes of this paragraph.