Limited Merits Review Consultation Draft Legislative and Regulatory Amendments (June 2013)

Under the National Electricity Laws and National Gas Laws, the Council was required to undertake a review of the limited merits review regime by 2015. On 9 December 2011, the former Standing Council on Energy and Resources agreed to bring the review of the limited merits review regime forward with a view to implementing consequent recommendations prior to the next round of regulatory determinations.

Limited Merits Review Regulation Impact Statement Decision Paper (June 2013)

Under the National Electricity Laws and National Gas Laws, the Council was required to undertake a review of the limited merits review regime by 2015. On 9 December 2011, the former Standing Council on Energy and Resources agreed to bring the review of the limited merits review regime forward with a view to implementing consequent recommendations prior to the next round of regulatory determinations.

Limited Merits Review Regulation Impact Statement Consultation Paper (December 2012)

Under the National Electricity Laws and National Gas Laws, the Council was required to undertake a review of the limited merits review regime by 2015. On 9 December 2011, the former Standing Council on Energy and Resources agreed to bring the review of the limited merits review regime forward with a view to implementing consequent recommendations prior to the next round of regulatory determinations.

COAG Energy Council Reform Agenda Implementation Plan - Progress Report (July 2015)

At the 23 July 2015 Energy Council meeting, Ministers discussed progress made in aligning the Council's work program around six strategic themes: generation, networks, retail, energy productivity, natural gas, and resources productivity and development. Ministers also agreed to release the Council's Reform Implementation Plan which is intended to inform stakeholders of the status of key work streams that the Council is pursuing within these six strategic themes to improve energy and resources markets for the long term benefit of industry and consumers.

Proposal for a National Energy Consumer Advocacy Body - Final Report (April 2013)

On 23 November 2012, as part of its energy market reform package, the former Standing Council on Energy and Resources agreed to develop a proposal for a national energy consumer advocacy body. On 22 January 2013 Dr John Tamblyn and Mr John Ryan were appointed to provide advice for the Council's consideration on an effective model for a national energy consumer advocacy body. Their final report was provided to the Council for consideration in April 2013.

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.

Report to the COAG Energy Council on Gas Resources in Australia

In December 2012, the former Standing Council on Energy and Resources tasked officials to:

Multiple Land Use Framework (December 2013)

The Multiple Land Use Framework (MLUF) was developed in recognition of the conflict arising over land access and land use. Commissioned by the former Standing Council on Energy and Resources on 10 June 2011, the MLUF was finalised and endorsed by the Council at its meeting on 13 December 2013.

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