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Plastic Bag (Minimisation of Usage) Education Fund Bill 2002

Part 1 Preliminary

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Plastic Bag (Minimisation of Usage) Education Fund Act 2002 .

2   Commencement

                   This Act shall commence on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.

3   Interpretation

                   In this Act:

fund means the Plastic Bag and Other Waste Minimisation of Usage and Education Fund.

4   Establishment of Fund

             (1)  There is established by this Act a fund to be known as the Plastic Bag and Other Waste Minimisation of Usage and Education Fund.

             (2)  There shall be credited to the fund such moneys as are appropriated by the Parliament for the purpose of the fund.

             (3)  The fund is to be under the control of the Minister for the Environment and Heritage.

5   Expenditure of moneys credited to the fund

             (1)  Expenditure of moneys credited to the fund shall be made on the authority in writing of the Minister.

             (2)  Expenditure under subsection (1) must be for the purposes of educating persons about or effecting minimisation of:

                     (a)  the damage and pollution caused to the land environment and aquatic environment by plastic bags;

                     (b)  the damage and dangers posed by plastic bags to wildlife and marine life.

6   Report to Parliament

             (1)  Not later than 2 months after 30 June each year, the Minister must present to each House of the Parliament a report on expenditure of moneys credited to the fund.

             (2)  Each report must include itemised statements of all expenditure from the fund.