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Tuesday 22 November 2016

This afternoon, at Government House, His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, Governor of Queensland, received Mr Michael Ries, Deputy Clerk of the Queensland Parliament, for the presentation of bills for Assent:

Water Legislation Amendment Bill

A Bill for an Act to amend the River Improvement Trust Act 1940, the Water Act 2000 and the Water Reform and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2014 for particular purposes;

Environmental Protection (Underground Water Management) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill

A Bill for an Act to amend the Environmental Protection Act 1994, the Queensland Heritage Act 1992, the Water Act 2000 and the Water Reform and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2014 for particular purposes

The granting of Royal Assent to bills passed by the Legislative Assembly is one of the Governor's key constitutional duties, and is an integral part of an Act of Parliament becoming the law of the land.