Rural Water Resource Usage

Rural Water Resource Usage

On 21 October 2002, the Senate referred the following matter to the Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee for inquiry and report by the last sitting day in 2003. This date has now been extended to 12 August 2004.

The Terms of Reference for this inquiry are:

  1. current rural industry based water resource usage;

  2. options for optimising water resource usage for sustainable agriculture;

  3. other matters of relevance that the committee may wish to inquire into and comment on that may arise during the course of the inquiry, including the findings and recommendations from other inquiries relevant to any of the issues in these terms of reference.

  4. the Committee to make its report to the Senate on this matter by the last sitting day in 2003.

Public Hearings

Thursday, 15 July 2004 Sydney Program (Word 46KB) Hansard (Word 552KB) (PDF 762KB)
Wednesday, 14 July 2004 Canberra Program (Word 48KB) Hansard (Word 553KB) (PDF 798KB)
Wednesday, 21 April 2004 Melbourne Program (Word 48KB) Hansard (Word 510KB) (PDF 701KB)
Tuesday, 20 April 2004 Berri, South Australia Program (Word 44KB) Hansard (Word 517KB) (PDF 684KB)
Tuesday, 18 November 2003 Darwin Program (Word 50KB) Hansard (Word 688KB) (PDF 658KB)
Monday, 17 November 2003 Kununurra Program (Word 46KB) Hansard (Word 342KB) (PDF 283KB)
Thursday, 30 October 2003 Canberra Program (Word 38KB) Hansard (Word 398KB) (PDF 410KB)
Wednesday, 27 August 2003 Griffith, NSW Program (Word 50KB) Hansard (Word 552KB) (PDF 577KB)
Tuesday, 26 August 2003 Moree, NSW Program (Word 45KB) Hansard (Word 430KB) (PDF 451KB)
Monday, 25 August 2003 St George, QLD Program (Word 46KB) Hansard (Word 530KB) (PDF 492KB)
Wednesday, 11 December 2002 Canberra Program (Word 30KB) Hansard (Word 206KB) (PDF 209KB)


The closing date for the lodgement of submissions is 14 March 2003.

Submissions received and authorised by the committee as at 22 June 2004

Notes to assist in the preparation of submissions (Word 26KB)

Submissions become Committee documents and are only made public after a decision by the Committee. Unauthorised release of submissions is not covered by parliamentary privilege.

Report - Tabled 12 August 2004

Government Response

For further information

The Secretariat
Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Committee
Room SG.62, Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

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