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Water Amendment (Indigenous Authority Member) Act 2019

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  • - C2019A00080
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Act No. 80 of 2019 as made
An Act to amend the Water Act 2007 in relation to the membership of the Murray-Darling Basin Authority, and for related purposes
Administered by: Agriculture
Originating Bill: Water Amendment (Indigenous Authority Member) Bill 2019
Registered 03 Oct 2019
Date of Assent 02 Oct 2019
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Water Amendment (Indigenous Authority Member) Act 2019

 

No. 80, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

An Act to amend the Water Act 2007 in relation to the membership of the Murray‑Darling Basin Authority, and for related purposes

  

  


Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 2

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 2

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                3

Water Act 2007                                                                                                            3

 


Commonwealth Coat of Arms of Australia

 

 

Water Amendment (Indigenous Authority Member) Act 2019

No. 80, 2019

 

 

 

An Act to amend the Water Act 2007 in relation to the membership of the Murray‑Darling Basin Authority, and for related purposes

[Assented to 2 October 2019]

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act is the Water Amendment (Indigenous Authority Member) Act 2019.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  The whole of this Act

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

3 October 2019

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3  Schedules

                   Legislation that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.

Schedule 1Amendments

  

Water Act 2007

1  Paragraph 177(b)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (b)  an Indigenous person (in this Subdivision called the standing Indigenous Authority member);

                     (c)  4 other members.

2  Section 177 (note)

Omit “Note:”, substitute “Note 1:”.

3  At the end of section 177

Add:

Note 2:       For Indigenous person, see subsection 4(1).

4  Subsection 178(2)

After “Authority member”, insert “(other than the standing Indigenous Authority member)”.

5  After subsection 178(2)

Insert:

          (2A)  To be eligible for appointment as the standing Indigenous Authority member, an individual must be an Indigenous person who, at the time of appointment:

                     (a)  has a high level of expertise in Indigenous matters relevant to Basin water resources; and

                     (b)  is not a member of the governing body of a relevant interest group.

6  Subsection 180(3)

After “other than the Authority Chair”, insert “or the standing Indigenous Authority member”.

7  Subsection 180(3) (note 2)

After “this subsection”, insert “, or subsection 178(2A) or subsection (3A) of this section,”.

8  After subsection 180(3)

Insert:

          (3A)  An individual is not eligible for appointment to act as the standing Indigenous Authority member unless the individual is an Indigenous person who has a high level of expertise in Indigenous matters relevant to Basin water resources.

 

 

 

 

[Minister’s second reading speech made in—

House of Representatives on 4 July 2019

Senate on 12 September 2019]

 

(118/19)