The Australian Energy Market Commission recommended changes to the regulatory frameworks from its Review of the Regulatory Frameworks for distributor-led Stand-Alone Power Systems (Priority 1).
The National Energy Customer Framework is a national framework for the retail sale of electricity and gas to residential and small business energy customers.
On 9 December 2013, the Commonwealth, states and territories agreed to amend the Australian Energy Market Agreement.
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 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.