National Water Commission Bill 2004

Type
Government
Portfolio
Prime Minister 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
41
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. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
18 Nov 2004Introduced and read a first time
18 Nov 2004Second reading moved
02 Dec 2004Second reading agreed to
02 Dec 2004Consideration in detail debate

Amendment details: 4 government amendments agreed to
02 Dec 2004Third reading agreed to
Senate
07 Dec 2004Introduced and read a first time
07 Dec 2004Second reading moved
07 Dec 2004Second reading agreed to
08 Dec 2004Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 1 Australian Democrat (as amended by Government) agreed to
08 Dec 2004Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
08 Dec 2004Consideration of Senate message

Details: House agreed to Senate amendment


17 Dec 2004Assent

Act no.: 156

Year: 2004

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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

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  • 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

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Schedules of amendments

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