From the article here:
"Coun. Jeremy Loveday would like to move faster, saying that the time for study is over and the city should immediately impose either a ban or a levy on disposable bags. “I’m comfortable moving forward with either a ban or a mandatory levy at this point,” said Loveday, who 18 months ago with Coun. Ben Isitt proposed a ban on single-use plastic bags.
“My vision for our coastline is not an ocean that’s increasingly filled with plastic soup — ever smaller pieces of plastic. I think the time to act is now. Other cities, states and whole countries have banned plastic bags, and I think Victoria should follow suit.”