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Water Legislation Amendment (Inspector-General of Water Compliance and Other Measures) Bill 2021


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Resources, Water and Northern Australia

Summary

Amends the Water Act 2007 to: establish the role of an independent Inspector-General of Water Compliance to monitor, and provide independent oversight of, water compliance; provide for the Inspector-General's powers and functions; introduce new offence and civil penalty provisions for unlawful conduct relating to the taking of water and new civil penalties for conduct relating to trading of water rights; and make minor amendments. Also makes consequential amendments to the Basin Plan 2012.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 26/05/21  
Second reading moved 26/05/21  
Second reading debate 03/06/21  
Second reading agreed to 03/06/21  
Third reading agreed to 03/06/21  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 15/06/21  
Second reading moved 15/06/21  
Second reading debate 23/06/21  
Second reading agreed to 23/06/21  
Committee of the Whole debate 23/06/21 Amendment details: 2 Government and 2 Pauline Hanson's One Nation agreed to
Third reading agreed to 23/06/21  
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 24/06/21 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments Nos. 2 and 3 and disagreed to Senate amendments Nos. 1 and 4
     
Senate
Consideration of House of Reps message 24/06/21 Details: Senate did not insist on its amendments
     
Finally passed both Houses 24/06/21  
Assent 30/06/21 Act no: 74 - Year: 2021
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Non-Government [sheet 1300]
DRUM, Damian, MP

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  • Non-Government [sheet 1297]
DRUM, Damian, MP

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Senate
  • Government [sheet QL183]

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  • Independent [sheet 1336]
PATRICK, Sen Rex

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  • Pauline Hanson's One Nation [sheet 1200 revised]
ROBERTS, Sen Malcolm

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  • The Nationals [sheet 1300]
MCKENZIE, Sen Bridget

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  • The Nationals [sheet 1297]
MCKENZIE, Sen Bridget

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate to which the House of Representatives has disagreed

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Notes