Water Amendment (Saving the Goulburn and Murray Rivers) Bill 2008

Type
Private
Sponsor(s)
BIRMINGHAM, Sen Simon
Originating house
Senate
Status
Not Proceeding
Parliament no
42
Summary
Amends the
Water Act 2007
to: prohibit the unauthorised extraction of water from the Murray-Darling Basin; prevent the construction of water infrastructure or river flow control work; ensure that Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales comply with their obligations to allocate audited, saved water to the Living Murray Initiative and Water for Rivers; and ensure water is not used for any other purpose other than the Living Murray Initiative and Water for Rivers.

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Senate
Introduced and read a first time 03 Dec 2008
Second reading moved 03 Dec 2008
Lapsed at end of Parliament 28 Sep 2010

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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.
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Explanatory memoranda

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  • 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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