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Monday, 21 October 2002
Page: 5500

Senator BROWN (Tasmania) (4.01 p.m.)—I move:

That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to provide for the assessment and collection of a levy on the use of plastic bags at the retail point of sale.

Mr Deputy President, I have here a very good Senate calico bag to deliver that bill to you for your perusal, due to the weight of the document.

Question agreed to.

Senator BROWN (Tasmania) (4.01 p.m.)—I move:

That this bill may proceed without formalities and be now read a first time.

Question agreed to.

Bill read a first time.