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Monday, 23 November 2015
Page: 8702


Senator WHISH-WILSON (Tasmania) (21:21): by leave—I move Greens' amendments (2) and (1) on sheet 7809 together:

(2) Schedule5—Sunset provision for the Register of Foreign Ownership of Agricultural Land Act 2015

Register of Foreign Ownership of Agricultural Land Act 2015

1 Section 31

After:

The Commissioner must give the Minister periodic reports, at least annually, for presentation to Parliament.

insert:

This Act ceases to have effect at the end of 1 December 2016 unless, before then, an Act has provided for a register of foreign ownership of water entitlements.

2 After section 34

Insert:

34A Sunset provision

(1) This Act ceases to have effect at the end of 1 December 2016 if an Act, or the provisions of an Act, providing for a register of foreign ownership of water entitlements do not commence before that time.

(2) The Minister must announce, by notifiable instrument, the day an Act, or the provisions of an Act, providing for a register of foreign ownership of water entitlements commence.

[sunset provision]

(1)

5. Schedule 5

The later of:

(a) the start of the day after this Act receives the Royal Assent; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of the Register of Foreign Ownership of Agricultural Land Act 2015.

[sunset provision]