Release of Consultation Paper - AER Powers and Civil Penalty Regime

Post date: Wednesday, 30th May 2018

At its meeting in November 2017, the COAG Energy Council agreed to progress the following recommendations from the 2013 Review of Enforcement Regimes under the National Energy Laws:

  • amending the national energy laws to give the AER the power to compel individuals to appear before it and give evidence (recommendation 13)

  • conducting a targeted review of whether additional provisions of the national energy laws or subordinate instruments should attract the highest maximum civil penalty amount (recommendation 5).

The Energy Council’s Senior Committee of Officials has released a consultation paper seeking stakeholder input on these issues.

More information can be found here.