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The Packaging Impacts Consultation RIS was released on 7 December 2011 for a three month public consultation period, closing on 30 March 2012. During this period, written submissions were invited and public forums were held in all capital cities and three regional cities.
Information from the public forums and submissions will help inform policy development later in 2012.
The Consultation Summary Report provides a summary of the key messages arising from the public consultation sessions and public submissions. It is an overview of the main matters raised by the public regarding the Consultation RIS
Eleven public forums on the Packaging Impacts Consultation RIS were held from mid-February to early March 2012 in all capital cities and three regional cities ( Townsville QLD, Bunbury WA and Albury NSW). These forums summarised the key findings of the Consultation RIS and the RIS process, and gave attendees an opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback.
In addition, directly following each of the public forums, a limited number of bilateral meetings were held for individuals or organisations (such as industry groups, community groups or local government representatives) that have substantial interest in the RIS.
The presentation below was provided by co-chairs of the Senior Officers Oversight Group and by PricewaterhouseCoopers at the public forums held in February and March 2012. In addition, questions and answers from the public forums and more detailed responses to stakeholder questions on the consultation documents are now available.
Over coming months emails will be issued to keep interested stakeholders updated on the consultation process, including information on public forums, venues and timing. If you would like to be included on the email distribution list, please send your details (name, position, organisation, contact details) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The options investigated in the Consultation RIS are container deposit schemes (CDSs), an advance disposal fee, industry-run schemes that may be co-regulated under the Product Stewardship Act 2011, and a nationally consistent government initiative. One of the CDS options investigated was proposed by environment groups and one of the co-regulatory options was proposed by the packaging industry. The analysis also recognises existing packaging recovery and litter reduction systems in the base case. The base case, against which the other options are assessed, includes South Australia's long-standing CDS; the CDS to commence in the Northern Territory in early 2012; the provision of kerbside recycling services to most Australian households; and the Australian Packaging Covenant.
This Consultation RIS does not indicate a preferred option and seeks feedback on the options, analysis and statement of the problem. The consultation process forms an important part of testing the models and estimates in the RIS, and provides an opportunity for the community to put forward additional evidence to support or change the analysis.
For more information regarding the Packaging Impacts Consultation RIS, please refer to the document 'Frequently Asked Questions'.
The former Standing Council on Environment and Water sought stakeholder and public feedback on the Consultation RIS, submissions were due by 30 March 2012.
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