1st COAG Energy Council Meeting Communique

Publication date: Thursday, 01st May 2014.

The inaugural meeting of the COAG Energy Council was held in Brisbane on 1 May 2014. The first meeting gave Ministers the opportunity to consider the draft Terms of Reference for the COAG Energy Council. Ministers agreed that the Council would provide a forum for collaboration on developing an integrated and coherent national energy policy and any implications from the Commonwealth's abolition of the carbon tax. Ministers' statutory obligations under national energy laws would also be core to the Council's work.

Ministers also agreed that stakeholder engagement and participation should underpin the Council's approach to its work program and priorities delivered on their December 2013 commitment to make stakeholder participation a regular feature of Council meetings.

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