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The ESC's draft decision on first round of amendments to the Energy Retail Code
Insight 18 Sep 2018

While the Federal Government gives further consideration to implementation of the ACCCs recommendations relating to retail tariffs and retailer behaviour the Victorian Essential Services Commission has been progressing reforms proposed by the Independent Review into the Electricity and Gas Retail ...

Higher penalties for consumer law breaches come into effect
Insight 04 Sep 2018

New laws come into effect this week that substantially increase the maximum penalties for contraventions of the Australian Consumer Law The changes were a headline recommendation of the Australian Consumer Law Review and a range of other recommended reforms are currently before Federal Parliament We ...

Report: National Electricity & Gas Rules Update: August 2018
Insight 01 Sep 2018

In this update we track the progress of rule changes during August and also examine the upcoming reforms that will introduce a consumer data right to the energy sector ...

Competition in electricity and financial services markets - common issues, common solutions?
Insight 30 Aug 2018

The level of competition in both the electricity and financial services sectors has been closely scrutinised by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and the Productivity Commission While there are fundamental differences in market structures in both sectors the respective commissions ...

Vietnam reforms its competition law to bring it up to international standards
Insight 27 Aug 2018

Vietnam has recently voted to replace its Current Law for competition which has been in effect for over 12 years with a New Law The New Law introduces substantial changes to the countrys existing competition framework with lawmakers striving to match Vietnams competition governance to international ...

National Energy Guarantee on hold in favour of interventionist powers
Insight 21 Aug 2018

In a sharp turnaround over the weekend the Government announced yesterday it would not introduce the emissions component of the National Energy Guarantee into Parliament but instead would focus on delivering greater powers to intervene in electricity markets to protect customers from the effects of ...

National Energy Guarantee moves to the next stage
Insight 15 Aug 2018

The COAG Energy Council has voted to progress the development of the National Energy Guarantee by approving the release of the draft National Electricity Law amendments. This Insight considers the next steps towards its implementation. ...

Report: National Electricity & Gas Rules Update: July 2018
Insight 06 Aug 2018

Tis update examines the Rule changes during July and in particular the final AEMC report on the Reliability Frameworks Review ...

ACCC brings first 'excessive surcharge' proceedings
Insight 01 Aug 2018

The ACCC has instituted Federal Court proceedings against Europcar for allegedly imposing excessive payment surcharges on customers. This is the first court proceeding commenced by the ACCC under the new prohibition and serves as a reminder to businesses that card payment surcharges must be limited. ...

Corporate PPAs - What's happening?
Insight 17 Jul 2018

Power purchase agreements are no longer the exclusive domain of retailers As electricity prices rise and we move towards a carbon constrained future companies are looking for ways to manage their exposure to changing electricity prices and to purchase electricity from renewable sources Generators ...