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Social Services Legislation Amendment (Family Payments Structural Reform and Participation Measures) Bill (No. 2) 2015 - 09/02/2016

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Dr STONE (Murray) (13:04): I rise to speak on the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Family Payments Structural Reform and Participation Measures) Bill (No. 2) 2015. This bill introduces reforms to the family tax benefit part A and the family tax benefit part B. It also looks at the at-home under-18-year-old fortnightly rate. Under the current rules, there are different rates for family tax benefit eligible children. From 1 July 2016 this bill will make changes to the rate structure and rules for family tax benefit part B and reduce some of the confusion regarding rat...Click here for full story

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Water Amendment (Review Implementation and Other Measures) Bill 2015 10/02/2016

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Dr STONE (Murray) (19:44): I am very pleased to stand to speak to the Water Amendment (Review Implementation and Other Measures) Bill 2015. There are some elements of it which are long overdue, in particular the whole business of making sure the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder is able to sell its water onto the irrigators market without it having to go into the irrigators market to buy back more water. I strongly believe that the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder has deliberately only traded several times, despite the urgent need for that water to be placed ...Click here for full story

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The World Today ABC: Murray-Darling irrigation reforms

Monday, 19 October 2015

ELEANOR HALL: Lower rainfall is threatening to once again pitch irrigators, environmentalists and other water users along the Murray Darling river against each other. A delegation of Victorian irrigators is in Canberra today, arguing that the water currently held for environmental flows needs to be put back into faltering agricultural operations. The push comes amid a political fight in Canberra over exactly which minister should have responsibility for sorting out the future of the river. Political reporter Tom Iggulden has more from Canberra. TOM IGGULDEN: Victorian Liberal MP Sh...Click here for full story

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