Competitive neutrality policies currently require governments to account for the full cost of providing goods and services and make the value of any taxpayer subsidies explicit. This issues paper is the first stage in the review of NSW’s competitive neutrality policies and processes.
This information paper examines the factors causing downward pressure on domestic gas demand in Australia’s eastern states and options to manage the potential pricing risks for current and future gas consumers.
The authors of this document consider the policy options and instruments available to the UK government to reduce aviation travel and to ensure carbon reduction targets can be achieved.
This guide is intended to improve consistency and capability in price-setting across the Victorian government. It updates pricing principles to align with current best practice and, as a practical user guide for entities to review or set their fees and charges, provides practical step-by-step guidance...
The management of the obesity crisis in Australia is a national and economic priority, and Australia’s response to it must be commensurate with the breadth of its prevalence and and major impacts it has on individuals and society. This report outlines economic modelling of the...
This report sets out the ACCC's findings in respect to their public inquiries into National Broadband Network (NBN) entry level pricing and NBN wholesale service standards.
This report provides a summary of the findings from a collaborative research project between RMIT’s Behavioural Business Lab and the Consumer Policy Research Centre. This research has produced unique empirical data about the value of service quality and how it affects consumer choice in the...
Providing a contemporary understanding of consumer vulnerability, this report looks at why regulators are focusing on this in regulatory design, and provides some lessons and opportunities for change.
Market-based car parking policy is one of key fulcrums of transformational change towards sustainable and ethical urban futures. This paper examines parking policy approaches in Japanese cities that might broaden the possibilities of parking approaches and the urban relations they (re)produce.
IPART is reviewing the amount the NSW Electoral Commission (NSWEC) can charge councils for administering local government elections in 2020. This draft report sets out their preliminary recommendations.
The NSW Government has asked IPART to recommend a costing methodology to be applied in determining the amount the NSWEC charges councils for local government election services. This is the first time IPART has reviewed the cost of local government elections.
The NSW Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal has reviewed how we share costs between rural water customers1 and the NSW Government (on behalf of other users and the broader community) when setting maximum prices for the Water Administration Ministerial Corporation’s (WAMC’s) water management services and...
Over the last ten years, Australia’s electricity supply industry has undergone significant changes. In addition to the deregulation of retail prices, NSW saw a significant rise in network investment during the early and middle parts of that ten-year period. Feed-in tariffs designed to encourage the...
ACCC Chairman, Rod Sims, delivered a speech to the Australian Conference of Economists, discussing a number of inquires the ACCC is involved with, including: the digital platforms inquiry, the retail electricity prices inquiry, and the consumer data right.
Solar feed-in tariffs - the value of electricity from small-scale solar panels in 2018-19: draft report
This report outlines IPART's draft decisions on benchmarks for solar feed-in tariffs for 2018-19, and explains why and how the decisions were reached, including responses to stakeholder comments on the Issues Paper released in March 2018.
This report sets out IPART’s draft decision on WaterNSW’s regulated charges to its customers in the MDB and FRWS for 2018-19, and explains how we reached these decisions.
Solar feed-in tariffs - the value of electricity from small-scale solar panels in 2018-19: issues paper
In NSW, retailers can choose whether or not to offer solar feed-in tariffs to their customers, and decide the level of the solar feed-in tariff that they offer. However, to help guide retailers and customers, each year IPART recommends a benchmark range for solar-feed in...
The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) has conducted a major review of fares for public bus services provided by private bus operators in rural and regional NSW. We have determined the maximum fares to apply for the determination period – 5 March 2018 to...
Recent regulatory reform efforts in the Australian National Electricity Market (NEM) have included a number of rule changes aiming to contain electricity price rises driven by network investment by distributed network service providers (DNSPs). One focus area has been the economic inefficiencies of current network...