Qld, NSW point finger over waste

August 08, 2017

Acting Ipswich Mayor Paul Tully is calling for the reintroduction of a waste levy in Queensland.

Queensland's environment minister says the constitution is to blame for the state becoming a dumping ground for waste from other states.

Steven Miles was responding to an ABC Four Corners program that revealed transport companies last year brought more than 750,000 tonnes of waste into Queensland, which does not charge a waste levy.

Mr Miles says he's seeking legal advice on the issue and has told the ABC "the constitution is very clear that there is nothing a state government can do to restrain trade between state boundaries."

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