Just got this one through the ol’ email. If you rekon recycling’s a good thing, read on…
Senators in Melbourne on Monday
The Senate Inquiry on a national drink container deposit scheme will have hearings in Melbourne this Monday 24 August.
Local campaigners are planning to dump a few thousand bottles and cans outside the doors (we’ll clean them up afterwards!). The Senators will all walk past the display on their way into the building, and will have an opportunity to chat, if they’re friendly.
Come along and tell them you support container deposits!
Monday 24 August 2009
9.30am – 10.30am
St James Conference Centre
12 Batman Street West Melbourne (off King Street, near Flagstaff Gardens).
You are welcome to attend the public hearings – they start at 10.30. The Senators will talk to representatives of local councils, industry and environment groups.
Senator Scott Ludlam will be there. He introduced the Greens legislation in the Senate for a 10c deposit on every drink container in the country (my Bill only related to Victoria). Your support will help him convince his fellow Senators of the broad community engagement with this issue.