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SLI 2014 No. 75 Regulations as made
This regulation amends the Water Act 2007 and Water Regulations 2008 to give effect to the governance reforms for Joint Programs, as agreed by the Ministerial Council.
Administered by: Environment
Exempt from sunsetting by the Water Act 2007 s 18C(3)
Registered 17 Jun 2014
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR23-Jun-2014
Tabled Senate23-Jun-2014
Date of repeal 18 Jun 2014
Repealed by Self Repealing
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Water Amendment (Murray‑Darling Basin Agreement) Regulation 2014 (No. 1)

 

Select Legislative Instrument No. 75, 2014

I, General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Ret’d), Governor‑General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following regulation.

Dated 12 June 2014

Peter Cosgrove

Governor‑General

By His Excellency’s Command

Simon Birmingham

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment

 

 

 

  

  


Contents

1............ Name of regulation.............................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Authority............................................................................................. 1

4............ Expiry of this regulation...................................................................... 1

5............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 1

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                2

Water Act 2007                                                                                                            2

Water Regulations 2008                                                                                            3

 


1  Name of regulation

                   This regulation is the Water Amendment (Murray-Darling Basin Agreement) Regulation 2014 (No. 1).

2  Commencement

                   This regulation commences on the day it is registered.

3  Authority

                   This regulation is made under the Water Act 2007.

4  Expiry of this regulation

             (1)  This regulation expires on the day after it commences as if it had been repealed by another regulation.

             (2)  The expiry of this regulation by subsection (1) does not affect any amendment or repeal (however described) made by this regulation.

             (3)  Subsection (2) does not limit the effect of section 7 of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 as it applies to the expiry of this regulation.

5  Schedule(s)

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

Schedule 1Amendments

  

Water Act 2007

1  Clause 2 of Schedule 1

Insert:

“service level agreement” means the service level agreement referred to in clause 35A.

2  After paragraph 9(c) of Schedule 1

Insert:

                    (ca)  to approve any amendments to the annual corporate plan in accordance with clause 35;

3  After paragraph 9(d) of Schedule 1

Insert:

                   (da)  to approve a statement of intent setting out collaborative arrangements under which the Ministerial Council will operate; and

4  Paragraph 29(2)(d) of Schedule 1

Omit “and”.

5  After paragraph 29(2)(d) of Schedule 1

Insert:

                   (da)  the service level agreement; and

6  After subclause 35(1) of Schedule 1

Insert:

          (1A)  If the Ministerial Council requests the Authority to prepare a draft amendment to the corporate plan to give effect to a decision of the Ministerial Council, the Authority must prepare the draft amendment and provide it to the Committee.

7  Subclause 35(2) of Schedule 1

Omit “considering the draft amendment”, substitute “considering a draft amendment provided to it under sub‑clause (1) or (1A)”.

8  Paragraph 35(3)(b) of Schedule 1

Omit “for further consideration”, substitute “and request that the Authority make changes to the draft amendment”.

9  At the end of Part V of Schedule 1

Add:

35A.  Service Level Agreement

                   The service level agreement between the Ministerial Council and the Authority will set out the key elements of how the Authority will undertake its responsibilities for the joint programmes and other functions under this Agreement encompassing:

                     (a)  the corporate plan (deliverables, standards, costs, timelines, risk assessment and risk treatment); and

                     (b)  the asset management plan (annual review and delivery); and

                     (c)  the objectives and outcomes document; and

                     (d)  financial and performance reporting; and

                     (e)  management and decision making protocols; and

                      (f)  audit and review processes.

Water Regulations 2008

10  Part 1A

Repeal the Part.

11  Schedule 1A

Repeal the Schedule.