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Water Legislation Amendment (Inspector-General of Water Compliance and Other Measures) Bill 2021

Type
Government
Portfolio
Resources, Water and Northern Australia
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
46

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Summary

Amends the

Water Act 2007
to: establish the role of an independent Inspector-General of Water Compliance to monitor, and provide independent oversight of, water compliance; provide for the Inspector-General's powers and functions; introduce new offence and civil penalty provisions for unlawful conduct relating to the taking of water and new civil penalties for conduct relating to trading of water rights; and make minor amendments. Also makes consequential amendments to the
Basin Plan 2012
.