Re: Well done Australia
It is not the law but largely a decision by the two major supermarkets not to provide bags for customers.
I stocked up before their ban came in - though I have always used reusable polyester bags - the supermarket bags are useful for lining rubbish bins and collecting rubbish in.
If they had been really serious they would have gone back to providing paper bags but all it is is a money saving exercise, not a concern for environment.
The NSW government has added 20c to the cost of plastic and glass bottles so that people can claim back 10c by recycling them.
Meanwhile the federal government has absolutely no climate change policy nor does it intend to.