House of Representatives Committees
Inquiry into future water supplies for Australia's rural industries and communities
On Monday, 21 June 2004, the House Standing Committee on Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
tabled its report on the into future water supplies for Australia's rural industries and communities.
A copy of the entire report and the
individual chapters are provided in Portable Document Format (PDF).
An interim report was tabled on 24 May 2004.
A copy of the Interim Report is also available in pdf format (PDF 128KB)
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Getting Water Right(s) The future of rural Australia
||Contents, Foreword, Committee Membership, Terms of Reference, List of Abbreviations and List of Recommendations
||Proposals for environmental allocations
||Water policy framework
||Water rights and water trading
||Water use efficiency and related issues
||Other issues urban creep; potable water for rural communities; and competing
uses of water facilities
||Research & Developmentcloud seeding; climate change; and water resources
||Mr Patrick Secker MP
||List of submissions
||List of exhibits
||List of public hearings
||Murray-Darling Basin Water Resources Fact Sheet
||Extracts from Talking Water an Australian Guidebook for the 21st Century,
published by the Farmhand Foundation, May 2004.
Click here for a consolidated copy of the report (excluding Appendix E) (PDF 1082KB).
Terms of Reference
Public hearings (and transcripts)
Interim report (PDF 128KB)
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