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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.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 26 May 2021
Second reading moved 26 May 2021
Second reading debate 03 Jun 2021
Second reading agreed to 03 Jun 2021
Third reading agreed to 03 Jun 2021
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 15 Jun 2021
Second reading moved 15 Jun 2021
Second reading debate 23 Jun 2021
Second reading agreed to 23 Jun 2021
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 2 Government and 2 Pauline Hanson's One Nation agreed to
23 Jun 2021
Third reading agreed to 23 Jun 2021
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message
  • Details: House agreed to Senate amendments Nos. 2 and 3 and disagreed to Senate amendments Nos. 1 and 4
24 Jun 2021
Senate
Consideration of House of Reps message
  • Details: Senate did not insist on its amendments
24 Jun 2021
Finally passed both Houses 24 Jun 2021
Assent
  • Act no: 74
  • Year: 2021
30 Jun 2021

Documents and transcripts

Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

House of representatives

Senate

Schedules of amendments

Notes

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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

Circulated by members and senators when they propose to make changes to the bill. For details about the outcome of proposed amendments please refer to either the Votes and Proceedings (House of Representatives) or the Journals (Senate).

Schedules of amendments

Schedules of amendments list amendments agreed to by the second house are communicated to the first house for consideration. Subsequent action by either house may also be included in a schedule.