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

Publication date: Friday, 14th 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.

On 7 March 2012, Professor George Yarrow, Dr John Tamblyn and the Hon Michael Egan formed an Expert Panel tasked with conducting the review. The Expert Panel published its Final Report on 9 October 2012. Following the conclusion of the review, officials prepared a consultation regulation impact statement on the proposed changes to the limited merits review regime in light of the Expert Panel's recommendations.

Stakeholders were invited to make written submissions on the consultation regulation impact statement by 8 February 2013. All stakeholder submissions received in response to this consultation process are available below, excluding where stakeholders clearly indicated that a submission should remain confidential, either in whole or in part.

Files

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PDF icon Limited Merits Review Regulation Impact Statement Consultation Paper (December 2012)1006.11 KB
File Limited Merits Review Regulation Impact Statement Consultation Paper (December 2012)527.98 KB
PDF icon Limited Merits Review - Statement of Policy Intent123.74 KB
PDF icon Australian Energy Regulator, Australian Competition & Consumer Commission - response to Limited Merits Review Consultation RIS3.11 MB
PDF icon Australian Pipeline Industry Association - response to Limited Merits Review Consultation RIS820.73 KB
PDF icon ATCO Gas Australia - response to Limited Merits Review Consultation RIS1.88 MB
PDF icon Consumer Action Law Centre - response to Limited Merits Review Consultation RIS180.7 KB
PDF icon Consumer Utilities Advocacy Centre - response to Limited Merits Review Consultation RIS417.83 KB
PDF icon Energy Networks Association - response to Limited Merits Review Consultation RIS127.88 KB
PDF icon Envestra - response to Limited Merits Review Consultation RIS2.48 MB
PDF icon Economic Regulation Authority - response to Limited Merits Review Consultation RIS7.04 MB
PDF icon Energy Supply Association of Australia - response to Limited Merits Review Consultation RIS52.53 KB
PDF icon Energy Users Association of Australia - response to Limited Merits Review Consultation RIS127.28 KB
PDF icon Financial Investors Group - response to Limited Merits Review Consultation RIS278.44 KB
PDF icon Grid Australia - response to Limited Merits Review Consultation RIS324.12 KB
PDF icon Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal - response to Limited Merits Review Consultation RIS827.41 KB
PDF icon Jemena - response to Limited Merits Review Consultation RIS557.52 KB
PDF icon Major Energy Users Inc. - response to Limited Merits Review Consultation RIS153.5 KB
PDF icon United Energy & Multinet Gas - response to Limited Merits Review Consultation RIS7.55 MB

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