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  • Water Amendment (Water for the Environment Special Account) Bill 2012

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    31 Oct 2012 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities 
    Summary
    Further to the Water Amendment (Long-term Average Sustainable Diversion Limit Adjustment) Bill 2012, the bill amends the
    Water Act 2007
    to: establish the Water for the Environment Special Account for a 10-year period from the 2014-15 financial year to acquire additional environmental water entitlement and to remove constraints on the efficient use of environmental water for the Murray-Darling Basin Plan; and provide for independent reviews to be conducted in 2019 and 2021. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Water Amendment Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Sep 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Climate Change and Water portfolio 
    Summary
    Gives effect to the intergovernmental Agreement on Murray-Darling Basin Reform between New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Queensland and the Australian Capital Territory by amending the
    Water Act 2007
    to: transfer the powers and functions of the Murray-Darling Basin Commission to the Murray-Darling Basin Authority; expand the Basin Plan to include arrangements for critical human water needs for communities dependent on the River Murray System; extend the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s role in relation to water market rules and water charge rules; provide for the appointment of the Chair to the Basin Officials Committee; effect a revised Agreement which establishes a Ministerial Council and Basin Officials Committee; and make transitional amendments. Also makes consequential and technical amendments to the
    Legislative Instruments Act 2003
    ,
    Trade Practices Act 1974
    and
    Water Act 2007
    and repeals the
    Murray-Darling Basin Act 1993

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Water Bill 2007

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    08 Aug 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Environment and Water Resources 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Water (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2007 the bill: establishes the Murray-Darling Basin Authority and requires the Authority to prepare the Basin Plan; establishes the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder; requires the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to monitor and enforce water charge and market rules in the Basin; and provides the Bureau of Meteorology with additional functions relating to information on water resources and the annual publication of the National Water Account. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards (Registration Fees) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 Mar 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Amendment (Registration Fees) Bill 2013, the bill provides for the recovery of costs for the administration of the Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards scheme through taxes, in the form of fees for applying for registration. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Amendment (Registration Fees) Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 Mar 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards (Registration Fees) Bill 2013, the bill amends the
    Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Act 2005
    to enable fees to be collected and administered by the Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards scheme Regulator. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Amendment (Scheme Enhancements) Bill 2012

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    23 May 2012 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Act 2005
    to: allow the minister to determine by legislative instrument details of the Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Scheme, particularly in relation to registration of products; introduce civil penalties to mirror existing and amended criminal offences; make administrative changes, including removal of the requirement for gazettal of registration decisions and providing for further five-year reviews of the operation of the scheme; and remove voluntary registration of products. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Amendment Bill 2010 [2011]

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 Sep 2010 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Act 2005
    to provide that a Water Efficiency Labelling Scheme (WELS) standard may require a product to comply with certain requirements relating to plumbing before the product can be registered as a WELS product. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Bill 2005

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    01 Dec 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Environment and Heritage 
    Summary
    Provides for the establishment and operation of a scheme to apply national water efficiency labelling and minimum performance standards to certain water-use products. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Wheat Export Marketing (Repeal and Consequential Amendments) Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 May 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Consequential on the Wheat Export Marketing Bill 2008, the bill: repeals the
    Wheat Marketing Act 1989
    ; makes consequential amendments to four Acts and two regulations; and makes transitional amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Wheat Export Marketing Amendment Bill 2012

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    21 Mar 2012 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Implements the recommendations of the Productivity Commission’s report into wheat export marketing arrangements by amending the
    Wheat Export Marketing Act 2008
    to transition the wheat export industry to full deregulation by: abolishing the Wheat Export Accreditation Scheme and the wheat export charge on 10 December 2012; winding up Wheat Export Australia on 31 December 2012; and removing the access test requirements for grain port terminal operators on 30 September 2014. Also makes consequential amendments to the
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    and repeals the
    Wheat Export Marketing Act 2008
    on 1 October 2014. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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