National Water Commission Amendment Bill 2012

Type
Government
Portfolio
Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities 
Originating house
Senate 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
43
Summary
Amends the
National Water Commission Act 2004
  to: continue the National Water Commission (NWC) beyond its current sunset date of 30 June 2012; revise the functions and operations of the NWC; close the Australian Water Fund (AWF) Account and remove the NWC’s ability to administer any AWF funds; reduce the number of NWC commissioners to five; provide for a review of the NWC’s performance by the end of 2017, with further reviews every five years; and make technical amendments. 

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Progress

Senate
22 Mar 2012Introduced and read a first time
22 Mar 2012Second reading moved
18 Jun 2012Second reading debate
18 Jun 2012Second reading agreed to
18 Jun 2012Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
19 Jun 2012Introduced and read a first time
20 Jun 2012Referred to Federation Chamber
21 Jun 2012Second reading moved
21 Jun 2012Second reading debate
21 Jun 2012Second reading agreed to
21 Jun 2012Reported from Federation Chamber
21 Jun 2012Third reading agreed to


21 Jun 2012Text of bill as passed both Houses
27 Jun 2012Assent

Act no.: 70

Year: 2012

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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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Committee Information

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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

Circulated by members and senators when they propose to make changed to the bill. For details about the outcome of proposed amendments please refer to either theĀ Votes and Proceedings (House of Representatives) or the Journals (Senate).

Schedules of amendments

Schedules of amendments list amendments agreed to by the second house are communicated to the first house for consideration. Subsequent action by either house may also be included in a schedule.

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