Plastic Bag Ban Officially Starts In WA

The plastic bag ban in WA comes into effect, with supermarkets no longer offering single use plastic bags. Instead, customers will be able to purchase re-usable plastic bags at a cost of approximately 15 cents each, but are strongly encouraged to bring their own re-usable bags every time they do shopping.  Environment Minister Stephen Dawson…

Ireland looks set to end abortion ban

Two major exit polls have shown that Ireland will likely end the constitutional ban on abortion following a referendum The official results won’t be known until Saturday afternoon local time, but “yes” vote campaigners have started celebrating the expected outcome. “Not the official result, but it’s looking good!,” said Irish Culture Minister Josepha Madigan, who…

Fracking ban in South-West, Peel and Perth

The McGowan Government announced regulations on hydraulic fracture stimulation (fracking) in the South-West, Peel and Perth Regions. Minster for Mines and Petroleum, Bill Johnston, said the government needs to protect the State’s environment from risks associated with fracking. “While the tracking ban in the South-West, Peel and Perth regions has already been achieved, the regulations…