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Second Reading Speeches

Constitution Alteration (Water Resources) 2019

Type
Private
Sponsor(s)
PATRICK, Sen Rex
Originating house
Senate
Status
Not Proceeding
Parliament no
46

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Summary

Subject to approval in accordance with section 128 of the Constitution, the bill proposes an alteration to the Constitution to: provide the Commonwealth with the power to make laws in relation to the use and management of water resources that extend beyond the limits of a state; and ensure that any Commonwealth law relating to water resources does not have an overall detrimental effect on the environment.

We acknowledge the traditional owners and custodians of country throughout Australia and acknowledge their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to the people, the cultures and the elders past, present and emerging.

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