SA Government supports Liberals ban on election corflutes 


South Australia’s state government has endorsed a ban, introduced to parliament by the Liberals, on election corflutes from being displayed on public infrastructure.

The lower house approved the ban on Wednesday, February 7, and it is anticipated to receive support from the Labor government and the Greens when presented to the upper house.

Transport Minister Tom Koutsantonis said the ban may potentially be in place in time for the upcoming Dunstan by-election.

“I think it’s pretty obvious that, overwhelmingly, the public want this change,” Mr Koutsantonis said.

“This will also encourage members of parliament and candidates to be a lot more active in their local community rather than relying on corflutes.”

Tom Koutsantonis is in favour of the ban. Photo: Supplied.

Opposition Leader David Speirs stated he welcomed the government’s support for the bill, after advocating for it for many years.

“Supporting this legislation is the right choice for South Australia and I look forward to the ban of single-use plastic election posters in South Australia,” he said.

Greens MLC Robert Simm said that the outcome was “a big win for common sense”.

“The Greens really welcome the government finally acting on this,” Mr Simm said.

“Corflutes are bad for the environment and they cause great irritation to residents. We’ve been pushing for some time to ban corflutes on public space and we welcome the government taking action.”

Source: The Advertiser. 




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