On 23 August 2012 the Senate referred the following matter to the Senate Select Committee on Electricity Prices for inquiry and report.
On 17 September 2012 we made a submission to the Senate Select Committee inquiry into electricity prices. The submission highlighted key drivers of recent price increases, but emphasised that a range of reforms (including changes to the network regulation framework and uniform adoption of the National Energy Customer Framework), have the potential to curb electricity price increases in the future.
Questions on notice
On 19 October 2012 we provided a response to Questions on Notice from the Senate Select Committee. The questions related to our use of capital expenditure incentive schemes and ex-post reviews, and the behaviour of private and public sector owned utilities.