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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 9 Hansard (21 September) . . Page.. 3052..


MS GALLAGHER (continuing):

Murray-Mackie Study—Recommendations—Revised Government response, dated September 2006.

I seek leave to make a short statement in relation to that.

Leave granted.

MS GALLAGHER: After we tabled these recommendations this morning, it was brought to my attention that, under recommendation 6.1, the government's response had been deleted due to a formatting error. This revised list of recommendations just has "agreed in principle"next to recommendation 6.1. The way to tell the difference between the pages is that this one has "revised"at the top of the document.

Cross border water agreements

Papers and statement by minister

MR STANHOPE (Ginninderra—Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Business and Economic Development, Minister for Indigenous Affairs and Minister for the Arts) (3.39): For the information of members, I present the following papers:

Cross border water supply—

ACT-NSW Regional Management Framework 2006—Agreement between the Australian Capital Territory Government and the New South Wales Government, dated 8 and 17 March 2006.

Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales Cross Border Region Settlement 2006—Memorandum of Understanding between the Australian Capital Territory Government and the New South Wales Government, dated 8 and 17 March 2006.

Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales Cross Border Water Resources 2006—Memorandum of Understanding between the Australian Capital Territory, the State of New South Wales and the Commonwealth of Australia.

Cross Border Water Supply between the ACT and NSW 2006—Summary of Legislative Responsibilities, dated 8 and 17 March 2006.

I ask leave to make a statement in relation to the papers.

Leave granted.

MR STANHOPE: I move:

That the Assembly takes note of the papers.

Following direction by the Australian government in 2000 to develop an integrated water supply strategy, the ACT, New South Wales and Australian governments have prepared and signed a cross border water resources agreement, as well as an agreed position on the respective legislative responsibilities in relation to water. Further, the ACT and New


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