Labor is reintroducing the QLD waste levy (tax), that was scrapped by the Newman LNP government in 2012. Their aim is to generate revenue and deter interstate businesses dumping their rubbish in Queensland and dodging charges in southern states. The $70.00 per tonne charge will apply from New Year's Day (1/1/19) and is expected to raise
The Bligh Government will create new green jobs, stop Queensland being Australia’s dumping ground and pour unprecedented funding into recycling and the environment through a levy on industrial waste going to landfill. Ms Bligh said the industry waste levy would commence on 1 July, 2011, however, unlike other States, it would not apply to households.