Sustainability > Legislation

Govt prepares for summer fish deaths

14 October, 2019

The government has released a Native Fish Emergency Response Plan to protect the Murray–Darling Basin's native fish ahead of an expected hot and dry summer.


Vic counts down to plastic bag ban

08 October, 2019

Sustainability Victoria has launched the Better Bag Habits campaign to prepare Victorians for the state-wide lightweight plastic bag ban taking effect on 1 November.


7 roads to an electronics circular economy

27 September, 2019 by Savvas Aidonopoulos, Australia and New Zealand Recycling Platform (ANZRP)

To build a circular economy for electronics, consider the following building blocks as vital...


WMRR blindsided by SA Government levy increase

21 June, 2019

The SA Government has announced it will increase the Solid Waste Levy from $100 to $140 on 1 January 2020, causing shockwaves at the Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Australia.


Who's responsible for environment in ScoMo's new ministry?

29 May, 2019

Following the 2019 federal election, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has appointed his new ministry.


Energy ministers support stronger building energy standards

07 February, 2019 by Lauren Davis

The COAG Energy Council has agreed to a national plan that sets a trajectory towards zero energy (and carbon) ready buildings for Australia.


New National Waste Policy to be based on circular economy

10 December, 2018

Australia's Environment Ministers have set a new unified direction for waste and recycling, agreeing to a National Waste Policy based on the principles of a circular economy.


WMAA asks Price to step up on circular economy

29 November, 2018

The Waste Management Association of Australia calls on the government to introduce policies to incentivise the use of recycled material in Australia.


Get the lowdown on Labor's new energy policy

23 November, 2018 by Lauren Davis

The policy is based around boosting renewables and household batteries — as well as resurrecting the National Energy Guarantee.


WMAA addresses committee on Qld waste levy

04 October, 2018

WMAA CEO Gayle Sloan represented industry in a public hearing on Queensland's Waste Reduction and Recycling (Waste Levy) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill.


National Energy Guarantee endorsed by Coalition

14 August, 2018 by Lauren Davis

The Coalition party room has approved Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's plan for a National Energy Guarantee, following a debate that lasted almost two and a half hours.


State support not yet secured for National Energy Guarantee

10 August, 2018 by Lauren Davis

State and territory governments have called for more detailed legislation with more conditions before they agree to the proposed National Energy Guarantee.


Victorian Govt announces plastic bag ban, recycling plan

03 July, 2018

The Victorian Government will ban single-use, lightweight plastic shopping bags from late 2019 in an effort to help protect the environment from plastic pollution.


Queensland's new waste strategy brings back landfill levy

21 March, 2018

The strategy follows an investigation into the transfer of interstate waste into Queensland, and the release of a final report based on this investigation.


Queensland passes plastic bag ban, cash for containers scheme

06 September, 2017 by Lauren Davis

Queensland's parliament has officially passed the Waste Reduction and Recycling Amendment Bill 2017, which introduces both a container refund scheme and a ban on single-use plastic bags.


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