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Helium balloons

Eligibility - Queensland citizens

Principal Petitioner:

David Curtin
Keep Queensland Beautiful
11-15 Buchanan Street

Total Signatures - 473

Sponsoring Member: Peter Dowling MP

Posting Date: 4/06/2013

Closing Date: 20/11/2013

Tabled Date: 21/11/2013

Responded By: Hon Andrew Powell MP on 6/12/2013

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland citizens draws to the attention of the House to the unnecessary releasing of helium balloons in Queensland. Balloons are a common source of litter found in waterways.  The balloons can cause serious harm to marine and wildlife, which is why they are banned in New South Wales.


Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to ban the release of helium balloons in Queensland, with an appropriate penalty for deliberately doing so.