ASBG was interviewed by the Sydney Morning Herald a few weeks ago about the impact of waste levies on interstate boarders. Andrew Doig was quoted:
Others argue this ''perverse incentive'' to travel north could be felt as far south as Sydney when NSW's metropolitan levy rises to more than $95 a tonne next month.
Australian Sustainable Business Group's national director, Andrew Doig, said at this point gate fees would begin to outweigh the transport cost of trucking waste north ''and NSW would lose not only the waste levy but it would also lose the GST associated with it''
Attached is the response from Queensland's Department of Environment and Heritage Protection on ASBG request for clarification of the Government's policy on their waste levy. It appears from the letter that Queensland's levy will be scrapped, bu they will be monitoring the transport of wastes and their origins.