Water Bill 2007

Environment and Water Resources 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Parliament no
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. 

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House of Representatives
08 Aug 2007Introduced and read a first time
08 Aug 2007Second reading moved
14 Aug 2007Second reading agreed to
14 Aug 2007Consideration in detail debate

Amendment details: 26 Government agreed to
14 Aug 2007Third reading agreed to
15 Aug 2007Introduced and read a first time
15 Aug 2007Second reading moved
17 Aug 2007Second reading agreed to
17 Aug 2007Third reading agreed to

03 Sep 2007Assent

Act no.: 137

Year: 2007

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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

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Schedules of amendments

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