Call to extend ban on plastic bags

FEDERAL parliamentarian Rebekha Sharkie has challenged New South Wales and Victoria to join the rest of the nation in banning lightweight plastic bags.

The Nick Xenophon Team MP has introduced a motion to Federal Parliament calling on all state governments without a ban on checkout-style plastic bags to introduce laws with “speed and urgency”.

She also called on the Federal Government to work with the states to bring in a national ban by the end of 2018.

“Implementing a single-use plastic bag ban in every state and territory sends a strong, consistent message that all Australians will make small changes to protect our


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