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Murray-Darling basin governance : the focus of the law

Fisher, Douglas E. (2010) Murray-Darling basin governance : the focus of the law. The Journal of Water Law, 21(4), pp. 145-155.

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Abstract

The legal arrangements for the management of the Murray-Darling Basin in Australia have changed significantly over the years. The Constitution of the Commonwealth has led to the legal arrangements for the management of the Murray-Darling Basin. The Water Act 2000 of Queensland aimed at advancing sustainable management and efficient use of water and other resources by establishing a system for the planning, allocation and use of water. The Water Management Act 2000 of New South Wales ensures the sustainable and integrated management of the water resources of the state benefiting the present and future generations. The Natural Resources Management Act 2004 of South Australia applies to water resources and to other natural resources. The Act aimed at assisting the achievement of ecologically sustainable development in the state.

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ID Code: 48958
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Murray-Darling Basin Act 1983, Governance, Sustainable Use, Water Legislation, Commonwealth
ISSN: 1478-5277
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Deposited On: 05 Mar 2012 08:20
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2012 08:20

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