National Water Commission (Abolition) Bill 2015

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  • National Water Commission (Abolition) Bill 2014
Type
Government
Portfolio
Environment
Originating house
Senate
Status
Act
Parliament no
44

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Summary

The bill: repeals the National Water Commission Act 2004 to abolish the National Water Commission; amends the Water Act 2007 to transfer certain functions to the Productivity Commission; and provides for transitional arrangements.

Progress

Senate
Introduced and read a first time 25 Sep 2014
Second reading moved 25 Sep 2014
Second reading debate 02 Dec 2014
Second reading debate 03 Dec 2014
Second reading debate 13 May 2015
Second reading agreed to 13 May 2015
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 8 Government agreed to
13 May 2015
Third reading agreed to 13 May 2015
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 14 May 2015
Second reading moved 26 May 2015
Second reading debate 26 May 2015
Second reading agreed to 26 May 2015
Third reading agreed to 26 May 2015
Finally passed both Houses 26 May 2015
Assent
  • Act no.: 63
  • Year: 2015
16 Jun 2015

Documents and transcripts

Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

Senate

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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.