This consultation package is being publicly released on draft legislative amendments which implement ongoing energy market reform policy initiatives and make minor changes to address identified ambiguity.
A consultation Regulation Impact Statement was released examining options to deliver a more effective and well-integrated regulatory framework for gas pipelines.
The COAG Energy Council Energy Working Group conducted a consultation process to seek comments on the National Electricity Law and National Gas Law Amendment package.
Energy Ministers agreed on a Decision Regulation Impact Statement (DRIS) identifying an agreed package of reforms to improve gas pipeline regulation.
A Decision Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) was endorsed by Energy Council on Friday 20 March 2020 examining options to improve transparency in the eastern and northern Australian gas markets
On 31 March 2022 Energy Ministers agreed to a final package of gas pipeline regulatory amendments. The reforms will deliver a simpler regulatory framework that will continue to support the safe, reliable and efficient use of and investment in gas pipelines.
On 19 November 2020, Energy Senior Officials released for consultation a package of draft regulatory amendments required to give effect to the gas market transparency reforms.
On 12 August 2022, Energy Ministers agreed to establish a new National Energy Transformation Partnership. The partnership is a framework for national alignment and cooperative action by governments to support the smooth transformation of Australia’s energy sector.
On 19 May 2023, Energy Ministers agreed to amendments to the national energy laws to incorporate an emissions reduction objective into the National Electricity Objective, National Gas Objective and National Energy Retail Objective (the national energy objectives) respectively.