Energy Market Reform Bulletin No. 7 - Release of Consultation Papers - Gas Supply Hub (Gas Trading Exchange) - Public Consultation on Exposure Draft

The former Standing Council on Energy and Resources Senior Committee of Officials released exposure drafts of amendments to the National Gas Law and National Gas Rules for public consultation. The amendments were designed to enable implementation of the Gas Trading Exchange. The Exchange (operationally referred to as the Gas Supply Hub) was designed by the Australian Energy Market Operator at the request of the Council. It seeks to introduce new opportunities for the voluntary trading of upstream gas by making an exchange available to complement existing gas contracts.

Energy Market Reform Bulletin No. 6 - Release of Consultation Paper: Consumer Advocacy Panel Guidelines - Consultation Paper

On 7 December 2012, the Council of Australian Governments endorsed a comprehensive energy market reform package aimed at mitigating energy price rises for consumers, while ensuring supply reliability. The package was developed with jurisdictions through the former Standing Council on Energy and Resources, which had policy responsibility for energy market reform. As part of this package, Energy Ministers requested officials to examine the Regulations under which the Consumer Advocacy Panel allocated grants to ensure it continued to operate in the interests of energy consumers.

Energy Market Reform Bulletin No. 5 - The Appointment of Dr John Tamblyn and Mr John Ryan as Expert Advisors to Develop a Model for a National Energy Consumer Advocacy Body

Energy Ministers recognised the need for a more efficient approach to national advocacy for all energy consumers. At their meeting of 23 November 2012, Energy Ministers agreed to a comprehensive energy market reform package, which was endorsed by the Council of Australian Governments at its 7 December 2012 meeting. The package included an agreement to develop a proposal for a national energy consumer advocacy body to be presented to the former Standing Council on Energy and Resources at its first meeting in 2013.

Energy Market Reform Bulletin No. 4 - Release of officials' report: National smart meter consumer protection and safety review

Published in December 2012, Energy Market Reform Bulletin No. 4 released a report prepared by officials on the National Smart Meter Consumer Protection and Safety Review. Noting that the paper had yet to be considered by Ministers, the recommendations within the report aimed to:

Energy Market Reform Bulletin No. 3 - Release of PricewaterhouseCoopers Report - National Gas Reimbursement Scheme

Published on 3 April 2012, Energy Market Reform Bulletin No. 3 released the Final Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) into a national gas reimbursement scheme.

Energy Market Reform Bulletin No. 2 - Gas Appliance (Carbon Monoxide) Safety Strategy - Release of the Consultation Regulation Impact Statement for Public Comment

The former Standing Council on Energy and Resources (SCER) Senior Committee of Officials released a Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) for the Gas Appliances (Carbon Monoxide) Safety Strategy for public comment. The Strategy was developed in response to a Parliamentary motion on carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.

Energy Market Reform Bulletin No. 1 - Release of Consultation Paper: National Smart Meter Consumer Protection - Draft Policy Paper Two

In December 2007, the former Ministerial Council on Energy (MCE) committed to working with stakeholders to review consumer protection arrangements to ensure they remain appropriate where smart meters are rolled out.

Officials developed a consultation paper that considered whether current consumer protection arrangements are appropriate to cover the new products and services enabled by smart meters and whether, and how, the arrangements can be enhanced so that consumers are able to realise the benefits.

Standing Council on Energy and Resources Bulletin No. 8 - Limited merits review: Introduction of amendments to the National Electricity Law and National Gas Law to the South Australian Parliament

Released on 27 September 2013, Standing Council on Energy and Resources Bulletin No. 8 provided advice to stakeholders on the introduction of amendments to the National Electricity Law and National Gas Law relating to the limited merits review of electricity and gas decisions into South Australia's parliament.

Standing Council on Energy and Resources Bulletin No. 7 - Limited Merits Review Regime

The former Standing Council on Energy and Resources (SCER) agreed to amendments to the National Electricity Law and National Gas Law to give effect to its policy position on limited merits review of electricity and gas decisions. In finalising the amendments, SCER had regard to feedback from stakeholders on the draft legislation.

Standing Council on Energy and Resources Bulletin No. 6 - Limited Merits Review Regime

The former Standing Council on Energy and Resources (SCER) agreed to important policy changes in relation to reform of the limited merits review regime. These reforms will ensure that the limited merits review will deliver the outcomes specified in the statement of policy intent, published by SCER on 19 December 2012. Specifically, the changes clarify that consideration of the long term interests of consumers is a requirement of both the initial economic regulatory process and any subsequent reviews.

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