- After 18 months of inaction, Labor’s CDS won’t kick off for at least another 18 months
- Despite ample time to formulate a plan, only now will Labor begin consulting with Queenslanders on this important environment issue
The Palaszczuk Labor Government has been forced to play catch up after finally revealing their container deposit scheme (CDS) almost two months after the LNP made a major commitment to stop cans and
bottles littering our land and waterways.
Shadow Environment Minister Dr Christian Rowan MP said Queenslanders had been waiting 18 months for Labor to deliver on a much-promised CDS, only to be told it won’t kick off until 2018.
“It’s good to see the asleep at the wheel Labor Government following the LNP’s lead by finally taking this major environmental issue seriously,” Dr Christian Rowan said.
“After 18 months of empty promises and inaction, we’re now hearing that their scheme won’t kick off until at least the start of 2018.
“This means we could be waiting up to two and a half years before it becomes a reality.
“It took the LNP announcing a container deposit scheme almost two months ago to shake Labor into action- but even now we don’t have the full picture.
“Despite having ample time to consult with communities, only now are they seeking feedback from the public to see if their proposal is even viable.
“This is just another example of a Labor government that’s more interested in reviewing than doing.”