Prescribed Body Inquiries

​​​​​​The Government may require the Regulator to conduct a prescribed body inquiry under Part 4 of the Economic Regulator Act 2009​

A prescribed body is an agency, Government Business Enterprise, State-owned company, a subsidiary of a Government Business Enterprise or State-owned company, statutory authority or Local Government body.

Under a prescribed body inquiry, the Regulator is limited by legislation to examining matters relating to the prescribed body's pricing policies including policies about the level or structure of prices for goods and services.

Completed inquiries

Public Trustee's pricing policies

The Regulator's report was provided to the Treasurer on 23 February 2024.​

During the conduct of the inquiry, the Regulator received three written submissions from interested parties:

 Submission from Advocacy Tasmania and Community Legal Centres (PDF 3Mb)

 Submission from the Law Society of Tasmania (PDF 280Kb)

 Submission from the Public Trustee (PDF 207Kb)​


Bass Island Line's pricing policies and behaviour

The Regulator's report was provided to the Treasurer on 28 August 2023 and is available here.

Aurora Energy’s pricing policies and competitive behaviour​

In August 2019, the Treasurer issued a terms of reference and 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 and directed the Regulator to conduct an inquiry into the pricing of TasNetworks' wholesale IT Infrastructure as a Service Activities in relation to the Government's Networking Tasmania III panel.

The Regulator's Report was provided to the Treasurer on 30 April 2018.

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