Plastic bag bans one step closer while bill rises surprisingly because two MPs did not show up for the vote – & # 39; shock & # 39; hand the victory over to Labor
- The bill to ban single-use plastic bags has passed through the upper house of NSW
- Two MPs from Shooters, Fishers and Farmers did not show up
- The bill, opposed by the government, approved 18 votes against 16 after the absence
- NSW is the only state in Australia that has not banned single-use plastic bags
A plan to ban single-use plastic bags has passed the New South Wales upper house.
The bill, which the government opposed, received 18 votes in favor and 16 against after two MPs from Shooters, Fishers and Farmers did not show up.
NSW is the only state in Australia that has not banned single-use plastic bags in supermarkets.
The bill, which was opposed by the government, was passed with 18 votes in favor and 16 after two MPs from Shooters, Fishers and Farmers did not show up (stock image)
The result was seen as a & # 39; shock & # 39; for Labor and would limit retailers to hand out plastic bags to customers Daily telegram reported.
& # 39; The only people who now stand in the way of prohibiting single-use plastic bags in the NSW are Gladys Berejiklian and John Barilaro, & # 39; said Labor spokesperson, Kate Washington.
& # 39; This is the third time that this law has been introduced by Labor. We hope it will be a third time lucky. & # 39;
Labor Penny Sharpe said it was & # 39; shameful for the government & # 39; was that the bill is still being discussed.
& # 39; Due to their shabby operation of the House, they have now put pressure on their environment minister by not stopping, & # 39; she said.
The bill will be discussed again in the House of Representatives in two weeks.
The government is expected to oppose the bill as soon as it reaches the legislative assembly.
The result was seen as a & # 39; shock & # 39; for Labor and would prevent retailers from distributing plastic bags to customers
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