About this inquiry

This Bill proposes to amend the Water Act 2007 to repeal the statutory limit of 1,500 gigalitres on Commonwealth purchases of surface water across the Murray-Darling Basin.

Past Public Hearings

13 Mar 2019: Broken Hill, NSW
12 Mar 2019: Adelaide, SA


Inquiry Status

Report tabled


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Water Amendment (Purchase Limit Repeal) Bill 2019

About this inquiry

On 14 February 2019, the Senate, on the recommendation of the Selection of Bills Committee, referred the Water Amendment (Purchase Limit Repeal) Bill 2019 to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 26 March 2019.

The closing date for submissions is 27 February 2019.

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Environment and Communications
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

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