Senate debates

Tuesday, 31 August 2021


Energy; Order for the Production of Documents

3:39 pm

Photo of Anne RustonAnne Ruston (SA, Liberal Party, Minister for Families and Social Services) Share this | Hansard source

The Australian government is not in possession of these documents. The Energy Security Board is structurally independent of government and, under its terms of reference, only undertakes work at the direction of all energy ministers. The ESB's advice on the National Electricity Market post-2025 market design is the culmination of two years work and extensive consultation. Their proposed reforms have been warmly welcomed, including by the Australian Workers Union and CFMMEU Mining and Energy Division. The AWU has said that making the ESB's recommendations law is critical to securing Australia's manufacturing sector. The ESB estimates that these reforms could save consumers $1.3 billion.

Question negatived.


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