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National Water Commission Bill 2004

Prime Minister
Originating house
House of Representatives
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Establishes the National Water Commission as an independent statutory body to: assess the implementation and promotion of the objectives and outcomes of the National Water Initiative Intergovernmental Agreement; and advise the Commonwealth on financial assistance to be provided under the Australian Water Fund. Also contains a regulation-making power.


House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 18 Nov 2004
Second reading moved 18 Nov 2004
Second reading agreed to 02 Dec 2004
Consideration in detail debate
  • Amendment details: 4 government amendments agreed to
02 Dec 2004
Third reading agreed to 02 Dec 2004
Introduced and read a first time 07 Dec 2004
Second reading moved 07 Dec 2004
Second reading agreed to 07 Dec 2004
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 1 Australian Democrat (as amended by Government) agreed to
08 Dec 2004
Third reading agreed to 08 Dec 2004
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message
  • Details: House agreed to Senate amendment
08 Dec 2004
  • Act no.: 156
  • Year: 2004
17 Dec 2004

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Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Text of bill

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  • 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.
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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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