I have no opinion on this because I don't know what the existing situation is. So I have no idea whether this matter can lead to an overreach or it might lead to sensible and necessary regulation.
I am concerned though - because George has background and form.
The Abbott Government of which George is a member seems to want over-reaching freedoms of a most dastardly kind for their friends such as employer organisations and wealthy institutions while cracking down in many ways on lesser mortals. So until someone well-qualified advises me otherwise, I am suspicious.
I am more concerned about the adverse impact on the environment and living species of manufactured chemicals. I wonder if George shares my concern. Again, a well-qualified adviser might like to enter into converse with me on this matter.
If you're a human being who goes on the internet or wanders outdoors from time to time, you know this is a precarious time for planet Earth. While often the message is delivered in the forms of alarming headlines or dire infographics, we rarely see a call for conservation that looks as beautiful as this:
Brian Belott, Clooz
This colorful abstract image isn't your typical illustration of consumption and waste, but the mixed media assemblage of reused materials certainly strikes a chord. It offers no scolding, no morals, no parting principles. But something about the image sticks -- a suggestion of waste's beauty, of its potential and ours.
Here is the Waste Strategy for Ballarat, the city where I live. I know it looks boring but what I would like to know is - do you think it does the trick? Does it help people to REALLY know how and what to recycle?