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National Water Commission Bill 2004


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Prime Minister

Summary

Establishes the National Water Commission as an independent statutory body to: assess the implementation and promotion of the objectives and outcomes of the National Water Initiative Intergovernmental Agreement; and advise the Commonwealth on financial assistance to be provided under the Australian Water Fund. Also contains a regulation-making power.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 18/11/04  
Second reading moved 18/11/04  
Second reading agreed to 02/12/04  
Consideration in detail debate 02/12/04 Amendment details: 4 government amendments agreed to
Third reading agreed to 02/12/04  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 07/12/04  
Second reading moved 07/12/04  
Second reading agreed to 07/12/04  
Committee of the Whole debate 08/12/04 Amendment details: 1 Australian Democrat (as amended by Government) agreed to
Third reading agreed to 08/12/04  
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 08/12/04 Details: House agreed to Senate amendment
     
Assent 17/12/04 Act no.: 156 - Year: 2004
     

Text of bill

  • Third reading

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  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Supplementary Explanatory Memorandum

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  • Explanatory Memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

  • Government 1

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  • Non-Government 1

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  • Senate Amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)