Australia – Northern Territory

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In January 2009, the then Acting Chief Minister of the Northern Territory, Marion Scrymgour told the ABC that the Northern Territory government would take no action to ban plastic bags on its own behalf and that the issue was a Federal government responsibility.

The Australian Federal government last year announced that it would not ban plastic bags.

Some Northern Territory corner stores have however been refusing to offer plastic bags to customers for more than a decade.