Have your say
From time to time, the public are invited to comment on consultation drafts.
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National Waste Policy
Your views are being sought to update the National Waste Policy
On 27 April 2018, Commonwealth, state and territory environment ministers and the President of the Australian Local Government Association committed to set a sustainable path for Australia’s recyclable waste. Ministers agreed to work together to better manage waste including updating the 2009 National Waste Policy – Less waste, more resources by the end of 2018.
Preparation of a discussion paper has been coordinated by the Australian Government, with input from state and territory government officials, the Australian Local Government Association, business and industry associations and non-government organisations.
The purpose of the discussion paper is to seek input on priority issues to be considered in future Australian waste management and resource recovery. Feedback will inform updates to the 2009 National Waste Policy for consideration by environment ministers later this year.
Comments are due by Friday 5 October 2018.
The paper and details on how to make a submission are available online.