Archive of posts tagged 'costs'

Multiple risks for uncertain benefit:

October 3, 2014

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. In this submission PIAC looks at … read more

Equal access:

June 6, 2014

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) distributing costs awarded to pro bono parties; (3) the proposal … read more

The next piece of the puzzle:

March 14, 2014

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 Approach Paper). The 2014 review was the first time the AEMC … read more

Reflecting prices and preferences:

January 16, 2014

This submission responds to the Australian Energy Market Commission’s (AEMC) Consultation Paper National Electricity Amendment (Distribution Network pricing Arrangements) Rule 2014. The Consultation Paper seeks stakeholders view on changes to the National Electricity Rules related to network pricing arrangements, proposed … read more

Looking forwards, not counting backwards:

November 21, 2013

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’ (the Draft Report). The draft report is part of IPART’s process to set … read more

Where are the gaps? Consultation paper – a new scheme for assistance with disbursements

June 29, 2012

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 considered a disbursement and whether in certain circumstances, legal representation costs should be covered. … read more

A public interest approach to costs:

August 25, 2011

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, the risk of adverse costs. Public interest litigation promotes greater equity, … read more

Reform of judicial review in NSW: response to Discussion Paper

June 17, 2011

This submission responds to the NSW Department of Justice and Attorney General discussion paper on judicial review of NSW government decision making. PIAC calls for a simpler and fairer system of judicial review. Specifically, the submission proposes a statutory right … read more

Discovery for all:

January 27, 2011

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 Framework for Access to Justice in the Federal Civil Justice … read more

A public interest approach to costs:

July 13, 2010

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 legal costs. PIAC recommends that consideration … read more

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