A question to the Minister for Environment, Heritage and Local Government: 

  1. What are the impacts on the Return and Earn scheme of China’s decision to stop importing recyclable materials from Australia?
  2. What contingency plans has the Minister devised or implemented to manage any impact on the scheme caused by the decision?
  3. What assistance or advice is the Minister providing to local councils around kerbside recycling collection in both her capacity as Minister for Environment and Minister for Local Government?