Regional and Remote Communities Reliability Fund


Regional communities will benefit from more secure, affordable and reliable power under the Australian Government’s $50.4 million program to support feasibility studies into microgrids.

Commercial Building Disclosure 2019 Program Review


The Independent Review of the Commercial Building Disclosure (CBD) program is being conducted by the Centre for International Economics (CIE).

Review Stakeholder Consultation Workshops will be held in Sydney and Melbourne this month.

Written feedback is due by 31 October 2019.

For more information, including the Draft Report and workshop dates, see CBD 2019 Program Review

Resources and Energy Quarterly, September report


The Resources and Energy Quarterly contains the Office of the Chief Economist’s forecasts for the value, volume and price of Australia’s major resources and energy commodity exports.

A ‘medium term’ (5 year) outlook for Australia’s major resource and energy commodity exports is published in the March quarter edition of the Resources and Energy Quarterly. The new September edition contains a ‘short term’ (2 year) outlook.

Prohibiting Energy Market Misconduct


The Australian Government has introduced the Treasury Laws Amendment (Prohibiting Energy Market Misconduct) Bill 2019 into parliament.

The legislation provides the framework for the government to strengthen its ability to address misconduct in the electricity market. Creating new prohibitions against certain misconduct in electricity retail, wholesale and contract markets, which is detrimental to competition or consumers.