At the Annual General Meeting on 4 October 2018, the following people were elected.
President Margaret Howden
Vice President Ann Robb
Secretary Jill McIver
Treasurer Jim Price
Contact details for the Secretary …
Telephone number – 0414 916 689 – email – email@example.com
At the AGM on 4 October 2018, the retiring president, Jill McIver presented her report for 2017-2018.
To read the report, please click this link.
Following the Meeting of Environment Ministers on 28th July 2017, we failed to see a national-scale announcement of a ban on lightweight bags, as NSW blocked any advance. But we are still moving forwards.
There was some state progress and we know that Victoria and Western Australia are still considering a ban and working towards new policies. Of course major retailers have also committed to phase out the bag, but this won’t cover all outlets, still leaving millions of bags polluting the environment. The National Retailers Association supported the call for state laws to cover all stores – so it’s now up to the politicians.
To continue the fight for our oceans we are asking you to send an email to your local MP asking them to increase the pressure on their Premier in WA, NSW and Victoria to introduce legislation to protect our oceans.
All you have to do is type in your postcode and your details and the form will automatically update the template – or feel free to add your own personal touch to your letter.
Help introduce solutions to plastic pollution by sending an email to your local MP.
There really is no excuse for inaction. It’s well and truly time to #BanTheBag across Australia once and for all!
Thank you for all that you do,
Jeff Angel and the Boomerang Alliance Team.
Peninsula Speaks is dedicated to preserving the Mornington Peninsula.
The following link leads to the Peninsula Speaks website which, in turn, gives a link to the current Newsletter.
Link to website
Mornington: “Daily walk sparks call for bag ban”
Queensland is going to go Plastic Bag Free. Lightweight bags are already banned in SA, NT, ACT, Tas.
This news item is a Clean Up Australia Day article. MPNG 28 Feb 2017
See link below.
The link below gives access to this item on a page of the Tangaroa Blue site of the Australian Marine Debris organisation.
A detailed report on the Tanti Creek, Mornington by Martin Lenard. The report includes photographs, satellite images and graphs. The report can be viewed or downloaded via the link below. Marty’s contact details are in the Tanti Creek page. (Friends Groups / Tanti Creek Friends).
Link to report
- To work to protect and enhance both the natural and built environment of the local area and to preserve the essential seaside character of Mornington, including flora, fauna, the foreshore, public and private land, and the seabed.
- To ensure that alterations to the environment protect natural systems.
- Where appropriate, to work to support, oppose, or amend development proposals that impact on the natural or human environment.
- To cooperate with other organizations with similar goals.
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