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.