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Second Reading Speeches

Water Amendment (Review Implementation and Other Measures) Bill 2015

Type
Government
Portfolio
Agriculture and Water Resources
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends the

Water Act 2007
in relation to: reviews and reporting requirements for the Basin Plan; accreditation of first generation state water resource plans with further accreditations linked to Basin Plan review outcomes; incorporation of Indigenous expertise and knowledge in the governance of the basin’s water resources; trading by the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder; and the redundancy of the Murray-Darling Basin Water Rights Information Service; and technical and consequential amendments.

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