Thursday, 14 May 2020
Water for Fodder; Order for the Production of Documents
I seek leave to amend general business notice of motion No. 576 standing in my name for today proposing an order for the production of documents concerning the Water for Fodder program.
I move the motion as amended:
That the Senate—
(a) notes that:
(i) the Government announced a 100 gigalitre "Water for Fodder" program in November 2019 to provide 40 gigalitres of water in this water year for irrigation purposes;
(b) requires that these be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia on the first sitting day after July 1, 2020, a report into the outcome of the first delivery round of the Water for Fodder program – this should include, for successful applicants only:
(i) application identifier;
(ii) address or land title reference;
(iii) water applied for, water allocated and water delivered for each successful applicant;
(iv) any reductions to delivery including conveyance loss; and
(v) the irrigation authority responsible for delivery of each allocation. (general business notice of motion no.576)
Question agreed to.