About this inquiry

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.
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Constitution Alteration (Water Resources) 2019

On 13 September 2019, the Senate referred the Consitutional Alteration (Water Resources) 2019 to the Senate Select Committee on the Multi-Jurisdictional Management and Execution of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan for inquiry and report by 1 November 2019



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