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Container Deposit Scheme

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

The Victorian Greens have introduced legislation into Parliament for a container deposit scheme.

The Greens have also inserted a new hidden tax into its legislation.

At the last state election Daniel Andrews promised he would introduce no new taxes but has since broken that promise 12 times so we are not convinced Labor will oppose a thirteenth new tax.

The Liberal Nationals are against new taxes and we are against a container deposit scheme that creates an added cost for Victorians.

Whilst the idea of a container deposit scheme sounds good in theory, all evidence to date indicates that it will be consumers who will end up being out of pocket especially when councils are currently doing a good job with recycling.

We will continue to monitor the implementation and roll-out of the scheme in NSW and see if they can fix all the teething problems and cost blowouts they have had.