Submission: AEMC Governance Amendment Bill 2017
Consumer Action was one of a number consumer advocacy groups that made a joint submission to the Review of Governance Arrangements for Australian Energy Markets recommending the Energy Council undertake a number of governance reforms to develop more effective energy policy on behalf of residential consumers, especially low-income and vulnerable consumers.
The groups submitted that one of the most effective ways to better integrate consumer perspectives into the work of regulators was through the appointment of a consumer commissioner.
Disappointingly, the governance review panel did not adopt this recommendation in its final report, but recommended that ‘appointments of commissioners to the AEMC continue to be made on the basis of a publicly available statement of the required skills and experience.
Read the full submission here [PDF].Consumer Action submission - AEMC Governance Amendment Bill 2017