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Key departmental publications, e.g. annual reports, budget papers and program guidelines are available in our online archive.

Much of the material listed on these archived web pages has been superseded, or served a particular purpose at a particular time. It may contain references to activities or policies that have no current application. Many archived documents may link to web pages that have moved or no longer exist, or may refer to other documents that are no longer available.

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Independent review of action plans and annual reports

Gutteridge Haskins and Davey Pty Ltd, November 2002

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About this review

GHD undertook the half way review of the National Packaging Covenant, on behalf of the National Packaging Covenant Council. This included a comprehensive audit of 104 representative action plans across the sectors, using a semi-quantitative "scoring " methodology to supplement the qualitative assessment, and provide some objective data that could be used for future comparisons.

A number of recommendations have been developed to fill gaps evident from this interim review of the Covenant, and address some of the issues that were highlighted from consultation with stakeholders in the telephone survey:

In addition, there are a few other initiatives, which could be undertaken by the National Packaging Covenant Council, or industry associations that may improve implementation of the Covenant:

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