Water Amendment (Review Implementation and Other Measures) Bill 2015 [Provisions]

10 March 2016

© Commonwealth of Australia 2016
ISBN 978-1-76010-388-0

View the report as a single document - (PDF 274KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Membership of the committee (PDF 24KB)
Chapter 1 (PDF 23KB)

Conduct of the inquiry
The bill
Conduct of the inquiry
Structure of the report
A note on references

Chapter 2 - Background (PDF 74KB)

The Water Act Review
Amendments to the Water Act proposed by the bill
Schedule 1 – Amendments arising from review of the Water Act 2007
Part 2 – Accrediting water resource plans
Part 3 – Indigenous matters relevant to Basin water resources
Part 4 – Trading by Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder
Part 5 – Murray-Darling Basin Water Rights Information Service
Part 6 – Miscellaneous amendments
Schedule 2 – Technical amendments

Chapter 3 - Issues (PDF 87KB)

Key issues raised
Committee comment

 Australian Greens Dissenting Report (PDF 58KB)

Issue One – Expanding the function of the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder to include environmental activities
Issue Two – Review and reporting requirements

Appendix 1 - Submissions received (PDF 8KB)

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3511