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Sarah Hanson Young, Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Fair Dinkum Power

Thanks to Tim Andrews for the tip on this.

This is not a joke - it's fair dinkum. Literally.

I give you the Australian Senate Select Committee enquiring into Fair Dinkum Power - chaired by Sarah Hanson Young.

We have lost the plot.

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Fair Dinkum Power

On 28 November 2018 the Senate established the Select Committee into Fair Dinkum Power to inquire into:

  1. the potential for empowering energy consumers to play a more important role in the National Electricity Market, through providing diverse services in:
    1. energy generation,
    2. demand response and energy efficiency,
    3. grid stability and reliability services,
    4. alternatives to conventional network investment, and
    5. peer-to-peer trading between households and businesses;
  2. the potential for these services to deliver lower energy costs and increased energy reliability;
  3. the changing role of retailers in the National Electricity Market in light of the growing empowerment of consumers;
  4. the impacts of privatisation;
  5. regulatory reforms which would empower energy consumers, including the following key groups:
    1. households, including low income households and renters,
    2. farms,
    3. small businesses, and
    4. major energy users;
  6. the likely long-term impacts, including to emissions, reliability and stability, of energy consumers playing a larger role; and
  7. any other related matters.

The closing date for submissions is 15 February 2019.

The committee is due to report on 30 June 2019.

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Department of the Senate
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600 

Phone: 02 6277 3530
Fax: 02 6277 5809