Review of Enforcement Regimes under the National Energy Laws: Proposed policy positions for consultation

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Consumer Action Law Centre welcomes the opportunity to comment on the consultation paper, Review of Enforcement Regimes under the National Energy Laws: Proposed policy positions for consultation, released in March 2016. The Council of Australian Governments’ (COAG) Energy Council first proposed a review of enforcement regimes across all national energy laws in 2010.i There has been many consultations since that time, however reform has not yet been legislated in mid-2016. Consumer Action appreciates the efforts the Energy Council has undertaken to research enforcement regimes and consult with stakeholders, however this sort of review should not take more than 6 years to complete. We encourage the Energy Council to finalise the reform processes to ensure that energy market enforcement regimes are modern and fit-for-purpose.

Read the full submission here [PDF]

Submission-to-COAG-energy-council-enforcement-regime-June-16
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