4th Standing Council on Energy and Resources meeting communique - 31 May 2013
Publication date: Friday, 31st May 2013.
Australian, state and territory Energy and Resources Ministers met in Brisbane on 31 May 2013 for the fourth meeting of the Standing Council on Energy and Resources (SCER). The meeting gave SCER the opportunity to review progress on the energy market reform implementation plan agreed by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) in December 2012. In particular, SCER considered important policy changes in relation to reforms for the limited merits review regime; and agreed in principle to establish and national energy consumer advocacy body.
SCER also endorsed a final National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for Natural Gas from Coal Seams to outline leading practice principles to guide regulators in the management of natural gas from coal seams.