Plastic Bag Levy (Assessment and Collection) Bill 2002 and Plastic Bag (Minimisation of Usage) Education Fund Bill 2002

Plastic Bag Levy (Assessment and Collection) Bill 2002 and Plastic Bag (Minimisation of Usage) Education Fund Bill 2002

The Senate has referred these bills to the Committee for inquiry and report by 7 October 2003.

The bills provide for the collection of a levy of 25 cents on plastic bags at the retail point of sale which would be paid into a national environment fund. The fund would be used to minimise the impact of, and educate about, environmentally hazardous waste in Australia.

The Committee invites written submissions from interested individuals and organisations to be lodged by Friday, 13 June 2003, preferably in electronic form sent by email to ecita.sen@aph.gov.au. The email must include full postal address and contact details.

Alternatively, submissions may be sent to The Secretary, Senate Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts Legislation Committee, Parliament House, CANBERRA ACT 2600, or faxed to 02 6277 5818.

The terms of the bills and related explanatory material are available via the links below and notes on preparing submissions are available on the Committee's web site at www.aph.gov.au/senate_environment or by contacting the Committee secretariat as follows: phone: 02 6277 3526, fax: 02 6277 5818 or email: ecita.sen@aph.gov.au

Submissions become committee documents and are made public only after a decision by the Committee. Persons making submissions must not release them without the approval of the Committee. Submissions are covered by parliamentary privilege but the unauthorised release of them is not.

Plastic Bag Levy (Assessment and Collection) Bill 2002

Plastic Bag (Minimisation of Usage) Education Fund Bill 2002

Submissions

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