It is the duty of the Authority to remain informed of consumer opinion and we appreciate your input.
What is a Public Consultation and why do we do it?
Authorities sometimes use Public Consultation before recommending changes to laws and policies.
Public Consultation is a useful tool in the regulatory process.
- Seeks to gather input on large-scale projects affecting the public
- Provides valuable information, evidence and opinions from industry stakeholders and consumers
- Supports determinations that impact the future of regulated markets
- Introduces efficiency and transparency to the decision-making process
The process is:
- Notification – publicise the matter to be consulted on
- Consultation – submission of opinions, evidence and proposals by interested parties. This is a two-way flow of information and all ex-parte communications are made public.
- Participation – interest groups submit their proposals to be considered in the final decision and/or document.
Submit Your Response
The Authority has an open consultation. We welcome your submissions.
The Authority can initiate a public consultation on its own initiative, or when directed to do so by a Minister, or as required by legislation.
The Authority’s ACTIVE and INACTIVE public consultations are listed here, organised by sector.