Posted November 14, 2018 08:24:37 A bill that would ban the sale of aluminium foil in NSW is likely to pass in the Senate this week.
Key points:Bill is part of NSW’s carbon tax regimeThe government has promised to remove the aluminium foil from grocery stores in 2018The bill, introduced by the Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon, is expected to pass both houses of the state ParliamentThe bill would also remove the state’s carbon emission trading scheme, which provides rebates on carbon taxes to retailers who reduce their emissions and help support the transition to a low-carbon economy.
It would also replace the NSW Green Climate Fund with a new $500,000 carbon offsetting fund.
This fund was created by the carbon tax in 2018 to help businesses and households adapt to a carbon economy, but it has been criticised for being inefficient and ineffective.
“I think it’s really important that the government gets back to what the Green Climate Funds are about,” Greens Senator Rhiann said.
“It’s a fund that’s designed to help companies and households with their transition to being a low carbon economy and to having a carbon neutral economy.”
And it’s also designed to support businesses and the economy.
We need to have that funding.
“The bill has been drafted by the Green Party’s Senator Lee Ritchie, who has been a strong proponent of scrapping the carbon price and carbon offsetters.
Senator Rhianne said the bill was important because it would allow businesses to transition to the carbon-neutral economy without being subject to the state and federal carbon tax regimes.”
The bill is a win for business, it’s a win that will encourage businesses to stay in the carbon neutral sector,” she said.
In the Senate, Senator Rhynnon said she was confident the bill would pass, and she said she believed the Greens would support it.”
We’ve been talking about this for years and we’re still not getting anything done,” she told reporters.”
So I think it is the Greens who will support the bill, which is very important.
“Ms Rhiannan said the Greens had been in contact with a number of industry groups to ensure the bill passed the Senate.”
What we have found is there are a number people that have got this issue in their mind and are very concerned about it and we’ve been working with them to find solutions to this,” she explained.”
This bill is very simple, very straightforward and I think we will see a lot of support for it.
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