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Canning corflutes for cleaner streets

25 August 2021

Reducing waste and keeping our streets clean are the primary aims of proposed legislation that would regulate the use of corflutes this election. 

The laws, which have been introduced to State Parliament, would see a limit placed on how many corflutes candidates could have at polling booths and where the posters could be displayed. 

Attorney-General Vickie Chapman said this would minimise the use of the contentious and environmentally damaging signage. 

"Every election cycle, thousands of corflutes are printed, many of which end up on the scrapheap," Attorney-General Chapman said.

"The posters are detrimental to the environment and the cable ties used to fix them to stobie poles often end up harming local wildlife.

"These proposed laws will help cut the waste, while still allowing for sensible corflute use on polling day," she said.

The laws would prevent the use of corflutes on the bulk of roadsides, with exemptions of when they're being used in close proximity to polling booths.

Candidates or parties would only be able to display a maximum of four corflutes, within 50 metres of booths.

Further exemptions could be set through regulation.