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Alex is committed to government transparency and accountability; protecting the natural and urban environments, open space and Sydney’s unique heritage; retaining inner city social and affordable housing; the humane treatment of animals; improving transport options; and fairness and equality for the LGBTI communities.

Container Deposits

Monday 24 October 2016

Parliament finally passed a container deposits bill with multi-partisan support after a sustained community campaign. I’d submitted petitions, asked questions of ministers and gave speeches calling for a scheme since my election. While there is some concern the bill does not require large retailers to provide collection points, the government says the incentives will make it likely they do. The scheme will commence in July 2017 and I will monitor its progress.