Limited Merits Review Regulation Impact Statement Decision Paper (June 2013)
Publication date: Thursday, 06th 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.
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.
Having completed the consultation process, the Limited Merits Review of Decision-Making in the Electricity and Gas Regulatory Frameworks Decision Paper was published in June 2013.