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New Rule from AEMC Allows Retailers to Defer Network Bills

The Australian Energy Market Commission (‘AEMC’) has just finalised a rule that will allow the majority of market energy retailers ...
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FCA proceedings commenced by the ACCC against Sumo

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has commenced proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia alleging that Sumo Power ...
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LPE Pays Penalties for alleged contraventions of the Electricity Code

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has announced that electricity provider Locality Planning Energy Pty Ltd (LPE) has paid ...
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The Essential Services Commission of Victoria 2020-2021 Compliance and Enforcement Objectives

We look at the ESC's compliance and enforcement objectives for energy retailers in Victoria for 2020-2021 ...
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AER releases 2020-21 compliance and enforcement priorities

On 6 August 2020 the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) released its compliance and enforcement priorities for 2020 to 2021. The ...
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The impact of COVID-19 on Energy Retailers

COVID-19 is having a dramatic impact on all areas of the economy. On an individual level it is resulting in ...
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Why Compliance Matters

Why Compliance Matters

Unsurprisingly, it is our view that compliance matters. We say this in the context of a business environment characterised by ...
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How to obtain an energy retail authorisation

How to obtain an energy retail authorisation

If you’re planning to become an energy retailer in those states that have adopted the National Energy Customer Framework, you ...
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Ausgrid’s Proposed Embedded Network Tariff.

Ausgrid's Proposal The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) has published its determination on Ausgrid’s proposed Amendments to its Tariff Structure Statement ...
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A summary of regulatory requirements for statements of advice

A summary of regulatory requirements for statements of advice

As noted in our previous article, a statement of advice is the main document that records advice provided to retail ...
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An introduction to Financial Product Advice

An introduction to Financial Product Advice

Financial advice is regulated under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) as financial product advice. The provision of financial product advice ...
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A deeper look at the AFS licence application process

A deeper look at the AFS licence application process

As we noted in our previous article there are five parts to form FS01. Below we describe these in more ...
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Steps to obtain an AFS Licence

Steps to obtain an AFS Licence

Regulatory guides are published by ASIC to give guidance to regulated entities by explaining when and how ASIC will exercise ...
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Webinar – Two New Codes for Banking and Lending

In our recent webinar focusing on the finance industry, regulatory specialist Dr Drew Donnelly consider two new codes for banking ...
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Webinar – The Compliance HUB – A Guide

In this webinar, Compliance Quarter founder Connor James provides an in-depth guide to the Compliance HUB software and its features ...
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