Publishing of interim report: Container Refund Scheme price monitoring review

The Queensland Productivity Commission has today released an interim report for its price monitoring review of the Container Refund Scheme.

The interim report sets out the Commission’s interim findings on price impacts from the scheme for various beverages—across retailers and between Brisbane and regional Queensland. The report also includes preliminary findings on changes to consumer consumption and expenditure and impacts on competition in the market for beverages.

The Commission is now seeking feedback and input from stakeholders. The Commission encourages and welcomes all submissions. The interim report can be found here.