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Wednesday, 18 October 2017
Page: 7845

Senator RICE (Victoria) (12:24): The Greens will also be supporting these government amendments. We note in the contributions by the minister and by Senator Xenophon phrases like, 'It's going to ensure that there's no ambiguity,' and, 'It's a belt-and-braces approach, giving certainty and confidence.' Minister, is there actually anything in these amendments that does change things other than as they would already have been underneath the Water Act? What difference will it make to water projects—compared to the Water Act—if this legislation, and this amendment in particular, is passed?