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Murray-Darling Basin Commission of Inquiry Bill 2019

2016-2017-2018-2019

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Murray-Darling Basin Commission of Inquiry Bill 2019

 

No.      , 2019

 

(Senator Hanson-Young)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to establish an inquiry into the management of the Murray-Darling Basin, and for related purposes

   

   

   



Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                              1

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 2

3............ Simplified outline of this Act.............................................................. 2

4............ Act binds Crown................................................................................. 2

5............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 3

Part 2—Establishing the Murray-Darling Basin Commission of Inquiry                4

6............ Establishment of Commission............................................................. 4

7............ Terms of reference.............................................................................. 4

8............ Report to the Parliament...................................................................... 5

Part 3—Powers of the Murray-Darling Basin Commission of Inquiry 7

9............ Hearings.............................................................................................. 7

10.......... Commission not bound by the rules of evidence................................. 7

11.......... Application of the Royal Commissions Act 1902 ................................ 7

12.......... Application of Commonwealth laws................................................... 8

Part 4—Other matters                                                                                                          9

13.......... Remuneration and allowances of Commissioner................................. 9

14.......... End of Commissioner’s appointment.................................................. 9

15.......... Staff of the Commission..................................................................... 9

16.......... Legal and financial assistance............................................................ 10

17.......... Commission may communicate information..................................... 10

18.......... Regulations....................................................................................... 10

 



A Bill for an Act to establish an inquiry into the management of the Murray-Darling Basin, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts: