ACT Government pushes to be first in raising age of criminal liability to 14

The ACT Government has become the first to support raising the age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 14....

The ACT Government has become the first to support raising the age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 14. ACT Attorney-General Shane Rattenbury is pushing for bringing the reform before the Legislative Assembly as early as the end of 2021. The ACT Government commissioned a 6-month independent review on the...

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Helping ACT retailers to prepare for plastics ban

The National Retail Association is encouraging ACT retailers to prepare now for the single-use plastics ban which comes into...

The National Retail Association is encouraging ACT retailers to prepare now for the single-use plastics ban which comes into effect 1 July. In the last 7 days, the NRA team visited over 500 ACT businesses in their stores to provide advice and materials. The NRA is also providing a tollfree...

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ACT businesses to prepare for expected 1 July single use plastic ban

The phasing out of certain single-use plastic products will soon begin in the ACT. On 30 March 2021 the ACT...

The phasing out of certain single-use plastic products will soon begin in the ACT. On 30 March 2021 the ACT Government is expected to pass legislation which will prohibit the sale, supply or distribution of certain single-use plastic products. From 1 July 2021, the following three items will be prohibited from...

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ACT to ban single-use cutlery, stirrers & EPS foodware in mid 2021

The ACT Government has submitted an Exposure Draft of the Plastic Reduction Bill 2020 was tabled in the ACT...

The ACT Government has submitted an Exposure Draft of the Plastic Reduction Bill 2020 was tabled in the ACT Legislative Assembly today and, if passed, will likely come into effect July 2021. “The phase out will begin from July 2021, banning the sale and supply of single-use plastic cutlery, stirrers...

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SA to ban single-use plastic straws, cutlery, stirrers & EPS foodware

The Single-use and Other Plastic Products (Waste Avoidance) Bill 2020 was introduced to Parliament on 30 April 2020. This...

The Single-use and Other Plastic Products (Waste Avoidance) Bill 2020 was introduced to Parliament on 30 April 2020. This Bill prohibits the sale, supply and distribution of certain single-use plastic products and establishes a framework for adding other products in the future. Key elements of the proposed legislation include: Single-use...

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Flat trend continues for retail

According to the latest report from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) for retail trade in July 2016, retail...

According to the latest report from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) for retail trade in July 2016, retail trade figures have continued the flat trend that they finished the 2015-16 financial year with.Seasonally adjusted, retail turnover for July 2016 remained more or less unchanged at 0.0 per cent,...

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