Water Amendment Bill 2008

Type
Government
Portfolio
Climate Change and Water portfolio 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
42
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

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Progress

House of Representatives
25 Sep 2008Introduced and read a first time
25 Sep 2008Second reading moved
14 Oct 2008Second reading debate
15 Oct 2008Second reading debate
15 Oct 2008Second reading agreed to
15 Oct 2008Consideration in detail debate
16 Oct 2008Consideration in detail debate

Amendment details: 8 Government agreed to
16 Oct 2008Third reading agreed to
Senate
10 Nov 2008Introduced and read a first time
10 Nov 2008Second reading moved
25 Nov 2008Second reading debate
25 Nov 2008Second reading agreed to
25 Nov 2008Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 1 Opposition, 2 Opposition-Australian Greens, 1 Australian Greens and 2 Independent (Xenophon) agreed to
26 Nov 2008Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 1 Opposition (as amended by Australian Greens), 4 Australian Greens and 1 Independent (Xenophon) agreed to
27 Nov 2008Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 2 Opposition, 1 Opposition to Opposition-Australian Greens, 2 Opposition to Australian Greens and 2 Australian Greens agreed to
27 Nov 2008Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
01 Dec 2008Consideration of Senate message

Details: House agreed to Senate amendments nos 1, 9 and 12; disagreed to nos 2 to 8, 10, 11, and 13 to 15; and amended no. 16
Senate
04 Dec 2008Consideration of House of Reps message

Details: Senate did not insist on its amendments and agreed to House amendment to Senate amendment no.16


04 Dec 2008Text of bill as passed both Houses
08 Dec 2008Assent

Act no.: 139

Year: 2008

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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.
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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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