Multiple risks for uncertain benefit:

The development of Optional Firm Access (OFA) has a long history.  The context in which the concept of OFA was first conceived was very different to that in which it is now being developed.

Equal access

This submission focuses on four issues in the Productivity Commission’s Draft Report of particular concern to PIAC: (1) how money from ‘public purposes funds’ should be most efficiently used; (2)

The next piece of the puzzle

This submission responded to the Australian Energy Market Commission’s (AEMC) Approach Paper for its review of competition in the retail energy market across the National Energy Market (NEM) (The

Reflecting prices and preferences

This submission responds to the Australian Energy Market Commission’s (AEMC) Consultation Paper National Electricity Amendment

Looking forwards not counting backwards

This submission responds to the NSW Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) draft report, ‘Early Termination Fees: Regulating the fees charged for small electricity customers in NSW

Where are the gaps? Consultation paper

PIAC’s submission to the Attorney General’s Department examines what types of disbursements should be covered by the Commonwealth’s new disbursements scheme, whether counsel’s fees should be

A public interest approach to costs

In this submission to the NSW Law Reform Commission (NSWLRC), PIAC argues that one of the most significant barriers to public interest litigation in Australia is costs, in particular

Reform of judicial review in NSW

This submission responds to the NSW Department of Justice and Attorney General discussion paper on judicial review of NSW government decision making.

Discovery for all

The Australian Law Reform Commission’s inquiry into discovery in the federal courts was prompted by the concerns raised about the process in the Access to Justice Taskforce report, A Strategic

10.03.03-PIAC Sub1-NSWLRC re Costs

PIAC’s submission analyses the current rules in relation to costs in litigation in NSW courts, noting that the usual rule is that costs follow the event, ie the losing party pays the winning party’s

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