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.
Track Inquiry

Inquiry Status

Accepting Submissions

How to make a submission

The committee invites individuals and organisations to send in their opinions and proposals in writing (submissions)

Accessibility

If you require any special arrangements to enable you to participate in the Committee's inquiry, please contact the Committee Secretariat.

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Constitution Alteration (Water Resources) 2019

On 13 September 2019, the Senate referred the Constitution 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

The committee’s consideration of the bill is proceeding in parallel to its main inquiry

The committee welcomes submissions that address the bill. The committee would appreciate submissions by 6 March 2020, but is able to receive and consider submissions provided after that date. 

Committee Secretariat contact:

Department of the Senate
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 02 6277 3419
Fax: +61 02 6277 5809
murraydarlingplan.sen@aph.gov.au

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