6th Ministerial Council on Mineral and Petroleum Resources meeting communique - 1 September 2006

The 6th session of the Ministerial Council on Mineral and Petroleum Resources met in Brisbane on 1 September 2006. The meeting was chaired by the Hon Ian Macfarlane MP, Commonwealth Minister for Industry, Tourism and Resources.

At the meeting, Ministers:

5th Ministerial Council on Mineral and Petroleum Resources meeting communique - 25 November 2005

The 5th session of the Ministerial Council on Mineral and Petroleum Resources met in Adelaide on 25 November 2005. The meeting was chaired by the Hon Paul Holloway MLC, Minister for Mineral Resources Development for South Australia.

At the meeting, Ministers:

4th Ministerial Council on Mineral and Petroleum Resources meeting communique - 29-30 July 2004

The 4th session of the Ministerial Council on Mineral and Petroleum Resources met in Alice Springs on 29-30 July 2004. The meeting was chaired by the Minister for Mineral Resources for New South Wales, the Hon Kerry Hickey MP.

At the meeting, Ministers:

3rd Ministerial Council on Mineral and Petroleum Resources meeting communique - 26 September 2003

The 3rd session of the Ministerial Council on Mineral and Petroleum Resources met in Melbourne on 26 September 2003. The meeting was chaired by the Minister for State Development for Western Australia, the Hon Clive Brown MLA.

2nd Ministerial Council on Mineral and Petroleum Resources meeting communique - 13 September 2002

The 2nd session of the Ministerial Council on Mineral and Petroleum Resources met in Perth on 13 September 2002. The meeting was chaired by the Minister for State Development for Western Australia, the Hon Clive Brown MLA.

At the meeting, Ministers discussed the National Offshore Petroleum Safety Authority, offshore petroleum fees, native title and indigenous heritage and competitiveness in mineral exploration.

1st Ministerial Council on Mineral and Petroleum Resources meeting communique - 4 March 2002

The 1st session of the Ministerial Council on Mineral and Petroleum Resources met in Melbourne on 4 March 2002.

The Council was established by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) in June 2001 to deal with issues affecting the minerals and petroleum industries. The Council consisted of the Commonwealth Minister for Industry, Tourism and Resources and State and Territory Ministers with responsibility for minerals and petroleum. The New Zealand Minister for Energy and the Papuan New Guinean Minister for Mining and the Minister for Petroleum and Energy had observer status.

National Energy Customer Framework

The National Energy Customer Framework (NECF) forms the final piece of the broader national energy reforms set out in the Australian Energy Market Agreement. It's a national framework for the retail sale of electricity and gas to residential and small business energy customers. With the exception of Western Australia and the Northern Territory, it's being progressively implemented through the transfer of state and territory legislation with a transition to a single set of national Laws, Regulations and Rules.

Statement of Expectations for the Australian Energy Market Commission and the Australian Energy Regulator (December 2013)

Statement of Expectations for the Australian Energy Market Commission and the Australian Energy Regulator (December 2013)

Publication date: Friday, 31st May 2013.

On 7 December 2012, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) recommended that the former Standing Council on Energy and Resources (the Council) develop enhanced budget and performance reporting for the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) and the Australian Energy Regulator (AER).

Standing Council on Energy and Resources Energy Market Reform Package 2012

On 7 December 2012, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) endorsed a comprehensive package of national energy market reforms developed collaboratively by the former Standing Council on Energy and Resources to respond to the current challenges of rising electricity prices.

The package of reforms aimed to restore the focus of the electricity market on serving the long term interests of consumers and was built around four key themes:

National Mineral Exploration Strategy (Revised July 2017)

At its 8 June 2012 meeting, the former Standing Council on Energy and Resources considered the report Levers to Improve Australia’s Global Position for Attracting Resource Exploration Investment and agreed to develop a National Mineral Exploration Strategy to address Australia’s greenfields exploration challenge.

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