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8703

2019

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

 

Future Drought Fund Bill 2019

 

 

(1)     Page 22 (after line 29), after clause 25, insert:

25A   Consistency with the Water Act 2007

             (1)  Before making an arrangement or a grant under section 21 that affects Basin water resources (within the meaning of the Water Act 2007 ), the Drought Minister must request the Murray-Darling Basin Authority provide writt en advice as to whether the arrangement or grant is consistent with the objects of the Water Act 2007 .

             (2)  The Authority must provide the written advice requested by the Drought Minister as soon as reasonably practicable after receiving the request.

             (3)  The Drought Minister may make the arrangement or grant if the Authority advises the arrangement or grant is consistent with the objects of the Water Act 2007 .

             (4)  The Drought Minister must cause the publication of the Authority’s advice on the Agriculture Department’s website as soon as reasonably practicable after receiving the advice.

[consistency with the Water Act]