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Future Drought Fund Bill 2019

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  • Future Drought Fund Bill 2018
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House of Representatives
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Introduced with the Future Drought Fund (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2018, the bill uses uncommitted funds from the Building Australia Fund to establish the Future Drought Fund (comprised of the Future Drought Fund Special Account and the investments of the Future Drought Fund) as a dedicated investment vehicle to provide a secure revenue stream to be used for drought resilience, preparedness and response.


House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 28 Nov 2018
Second reading moved 28 Nov 2018
Second reading debate 20 Feb 2019
Second reading debate 21 Feb 2019
Second reading agreed to 21 Feb 2019
Consideration in detail debate
  • Amendment details: 10 Independent agreed to
21 Feb 2019
Third reading agreed to 21 Feb 2019
Introduced and read a first time 02 Apr 2019
Second reading moved 02 Apr 2019
Lapsed at end of Parliament 01 Jul 2019

Documents and transcripts

Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

House of representatives

Schedules of amendments

No documents at present

Bills digest


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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

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Schedules of amendments

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