Second Reading Speeches

Water Amendment Bill 2015

Type
Government
Portfolio
Environment
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends the:

Water Act 2007
to impose a duty on the Commonwealth not to exceed the 1500 gigalitre limit on surface water purchases in the Murray-Darling Basin at the time of entering into a water purchase contract; and Basin Plan 2012 to provide flexibility in the recovery of 450 gigalitres of water for the environment through efficiency measures funded under the Water for the Environment Special Account.