As Dunne's Stores are given leave by the High Court to seek to quash the assessment of the plastic bag levy claimed for the accounting periods from July 2004 to June 2008, FIE has called the Minister's attention to the failure of the Regulatory Impact Analysis [RIA] undertaken by the Department of the Environment on the levy in 2008. Not only does the RIA exclude consideration of paper bags in its terms of reference (even though they are worse for the environment in many key aspects).


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