Water Amendment Bill 2015

Type
Government
Portfolio
Environment
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
44

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Summary

Amends the: Water Act 2007 to impose a duty on the Commonwealth not to exceed the 1500 gigalitre limit on surface water purchases in the Murray-Darling Basin at the time of entering into a water purchase contract; and Basin Plan 2012 to provide flexibility in the recovery of 450 gigalitres of water for the environment through efficiency measures funded under the Water for the Environment Special Account.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 28 May 2015
Second reading moved 28 May 2015
Second reading debate 08 Sep 2015
Second reading agreed to 09 Sep 2015
Second reading debate 09 Sep 2015
Third reading agreed to 09 Sep 2015
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 09 Sep 2015
Second reading moved 09 Sep 2015
Second reading debate 09 Sep 2015
Second reading debate 10 Sep 2015
Second reading agreed to 10 Sep 2015
Committee of the Whole debate 10 Sep 2015
Committee of the Whole debate 14 Sep 2015
Third reading agreed to 14 Sep 2015
Finally passed both Houses 14 Sep 2015
Assent
  • Act no: 133
  • Year: 2015
13 Oct 2015

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Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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Text of bill

  • First reading: Text of the bill as introduced into the Parliament
  • Third reading: Prepared if the bill is amended by the house in which it was introduced. This version of the bill is then considered by the second house.
  • As passed by both houses: Final text of bill agreed to by both the House of Representatives and the Senate which is presented to the Governor-General for assent.

Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and provides an explanation of the content of the introduced version (first reading) of the bill.
  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
  • Revised explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains the amended version (third reading) of the bill. It supersedes the explanatory memorandum.

Proposed amendments

Circulated by members and senators when they propose to make changes to the bill. For details about the outcome of proposed amendments please refer to either the Votes and Proceedings (House of Representatives) or the Journals (Senate).

Schedules of amendments

Schedules of amendments list amendments agreed to by the second house are communicated to the first house for consideration. Subsequent action by either house may also be included in a schedule.