Senate debates

Tuesday, 11 October 2011


Container Deposit Scheme

3:44 pm

Photo of Scott LudlamScott Ludlam (WA, Australian Greens) Share this | | Hansard source

I move:

That the Senate—

(a)   notes:

  (i)   that the Northern Territory Government adopted legislation to launch a territory-wide container deposit scheme from 12 January 2010,

  (ii)   that Coca Cola Amatil has proposed legal action against the Northern Territory Government citing a breach of section 9 of the Mutual Recognition Act 1992, and

  (iii)   Clean Up Australia's activities throughout Australia over the weekend of 16 September and 17 September 2011; and

(b)   calls on the Australian Government to adopt a container deposit scheme by all states and territories, effectively annulling the proposed court action by Coca Cola Amatil.

Question put.

The Senate divided. [15:49]

(The Deputy President—Senator Parry)

Question negatived.