Prescribed Bodies Inquiries
The Government may require the Regulator to undertake a prescribed bodies inquiry under Part 4 of the Economic Regulator Act 2009.
These inquiries relate to the pricing policies of a prescribed body (a prescribed body means an agency, Government Business Enterprise, statutory authority, State owned company or Local Government body).
Inquiry into Aurora Energy’s pricing policies and competitive behaviour
In August 2019, the Treasurer directed the Regulator to conduct an inquiry into Aurora Energy’s pricing policies and competitive behaviour.
The Regulator’s Report was provided to the Premier, Minister for Finance and Minister for Energy on 18 March 2020.
TasNetworks’ Pricing of Infrastructure as a Service Activities
In December 2017 the Treasurer issued Terms of Reference under the Economic Regulator Act for a Prescribed Body Inquiry to be conducted. The Terms of Reference required the Regulator to investigate and report on the pricing of TasNetworks' wholesale IT Infrastructure as a Service Activities in relation to the Government's Networking Tasmania III panel.
The Regulator's Final Report was provided to the Treasurer on 30 April 2018.