Senate debates

Tuesday, 31 August 2021


Energy Security Board; Order for the Production of Documents

3:41 pm

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

The Energy Security Board works in close collaboration with the energy ministers of all jurisdictions in the NEM, and the integrity of its processes underpin Commonwealth-state relations. The Energy Security Board is structurally independent of all governments. Under its terms of reference, the Energy Security Board only undertakes work at the direction of all ministers. The Energy Security Board's terms of reference prevent it from conducting work for or reporting to a specific minister or jurisdiction. The Australian government has no awareness of private staff engaged by the Energy Security Board to work on their tasked projects. Internal matters of that nature are handled by the Energy Security Board.


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