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Type Title Description Date
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
Submission Re: Application for Merger Authorisation of Macquarie Generation

This submission addresses the Australian Competition Tribunal’s consideration of an application by the energy retailer AGL...

28 Apr 2014
Submission Let's be clear:

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

27 Mar 2014
Submission Submission to Urban Water Regulation Review Position Paper

This submission responds to the NSW Department of Finance and Services’ Position Paper, Urban Water Regulation...

26 Mar 2014
Submission The opening act:

This submission responded to the pricing proposals submitted by the three NSW electricity distribution networks (DNSPs...

03 Mar 2014
Submission The next piece of the puzzle:

This submission responded to the Australian Energy Market Commission’s (AEMC) Approach Paper for its review of...

28 Feb 2014
Submission Targeting criminality

Targeting Criminality concerns the recent introduction of revised anti-consorting laws in NSW.

27 Feb 2014
Submission Putting consumers first:

This submission responded to the Australian Government’s Issues Paper for the development of an Energy White Paper (the Issues Paper).

07 Feb 2014
Book/Report Island of impunity? Investigation into international crimes in the final stages of the Sri Lankan...

The report, Island of impunity?

01 Feb 2014
Submission BASIX Target Review

This submission responded to the NSW Government’s review of the targets for the performance of new developments against...

31 Jan 2014
Submission Equality before the law for people with disability.

This submission is in response to the Australian Law Reform Commission’s review of equal recognition before the law and legal capacity for...

20 Jan 2014