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Submission National Electricity Amendment (Generator ramp rule and dispatch inflexibility in bidding) Rule 2014

This submission responded to the Australian Energy Market Commission’s (AEMC) draft rule determination, National...

09 Oct 2014
Submission Draft Rule Determination:

This joint letter from PIAC, the Alternative Technology Association and the Ethnic Communities Council of...

25 Sep 2014
Submission A rare opportunity - PIAC submission to the NSW Government's discussion paper: Rebuilding NSW

This submission responded to the NSW Government’s discussion paper, Rebuilding NSW (the...

19 Sep 2014
Submission National Energy Retail Amendment Rule (Retailer price variations in market retail contracts) Rule...

This submission responded to the Australian Energy Market Commission’s (AEMC) draft determination for a proposed change...

10 Sep 2014
Submission Prepayment for electricity

This submission responded to the Energy and Water Ombudsman NSW’s (EWON) Prepayment Meters...

05 Sep 2014
Submission Multiple risks for uncertain benefit:

The development of Optional Firm Access (OFA) has a long history.  The context in which the concept of...

03 Sep 2014
Submission Things to like, things to check:

This submission responded to Jemena Gas Network’s five-year pricing proposal to the Australian Energy Regulator (AER...

25 Aug 2014
Submission Licensing the public good:

Sydney Water’s regulatory framework includes matters related to the provision of an essential service, water conservation, environmental impacts...

20 Aug 2014
Submission Moving to a new paradigm: submission to the Australian Energy Regulator’s NSW electricity... 08 Aug 2014
Submission Customer access to information about their energy consumption

A joint short submission with the Alternative Technology Association, Uniting Care Australia and CHOICE welcoming this...

12 Jun 2014
Submission Expanding competition in metering and related services rule change

Letter in support of the joint submission made by the Alternative Technology Association and other consumer organisations (including...

11 Jun 2014
Book/Report “Somewhere over the rainbow...”

This report is the third in a series of reports by PIAC’s Homeless Persons’ Legal Service regarding mental illness and...

26 May 2014
Submission Equal access:

This submission focuses on four issues in the Productivity Commission’s Draft Report of particular concern to PIAC: (1)...

22 May 2014
Submission Solar feed-in tariffs in NSW

Now that approximately 350,000 households across in NSW  (and 1.2 million across Australia) have installed solar...

21 May 2014
Submission Restraint in the face of uncertainty - PIAC submission to IPART's draft report: Changes in...

This submission responded to the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunals’ (IPART) Draft Report, Changes in...

21 May 2014
Submission Return on debt:

This submission responds to the Australian Energy Regulator’s (AER) Issues Paper, Return on debt: Choice of third...

19 May 2014
Journal/Newsletter PIAC Bulletin [38] Autumn 2014 15 May 2014
Submission Renewable Energy Target (RET): in the interests of consumers

The Renewable Energy Target (RET) is designed to ensure that at least 20 per cent of Australia’s electricity comes from...

15 May 2014
Submission Serious invasions of privacy in the digital era:

This submission draws on PIAC’s earlier submission to the ALRC in response to its Issues Paper...

12 May 2014
Submission Protecting people from racism and ensuring freedom of speech.

In this submission on the Exposure Draft of the Freedom of Speech (Repeal of s18C) Bill 2014, PIAC recommends...

30 Apr 2014