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Helium balloon ban for Queensland

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

David Curtin
Queensland Youth Environment Council
PO Box 1171

Total Signatures - 494

Sponsoring Member: The Clerk of the Parliament

Posting Date: 27/01/2017

Closing Date: 30/05/2017

Tabled Date: 13/06/2017

Responded By: Hon Dr Steven Miles MP on 26/06/2017

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

Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House the destructive, unnecessary, act of releasing helium balloons. Balloons are a common source of litter, which causes serious harm to our marine and wildlife, which is why they are banned in New South Wales.


Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to amend current litter and illegal dumping legislation to include a ban on releasing helium balloons, and investigate options to outlaw the mass-distribution of helium balloons at events, and imposing penalties for doing so.