Committee to inquire into Australian Local Power Agency Bills

Issue date: Thursday, 24 June 2021

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The House of Representatives Standing Committee on the Environment and Energy has called for submissions for an inquiry into two Bills to establish an Australian Local Power Agency (ALPA).

Chair of the Committee, Mr Ted O’Brien MP, said “These Bills propose to create a new agency that would fund and support community-based energy projects.

“The Committee looks forward to hearing the views of the Australian people, businesses and other organisations, about the viability and merits of this proposal so we can provide informed advice to Parliament.”

The Bills, the Australian Local Power Agency Bill 2021 and Australian Local Power Agency (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2021, sponsored by Dr Helen Haines MP, were referred to the Committee by the House of Representatives on 24 February 2021 for its inquiry and report.

Members of the public who wish to contribute to the inquiry are invited to make a submission. (Submissions must be relevant to the terms of the Bills.)

Details about the Bills and how to make a submission are available on the inquiry website

The preferred method of receiving submissions is by electronic format lodged online using a My Parliament account.

Submissions to the inquiry will be accepted until 9 July 2021.

Media inquiries

Mr Ted O’Brien MP (Fairfax, Qld), Committee Chair
Peter Nugent, Media Advisor, 0401 257 064

For background information

Committee Secretariat
02 6277 4580

For more information about this Committee, you can visit its website On the site, you can make a submission to an inquiry, read other submissions, and get details for upcoming public hearings. You can also track the Committee and receive email updates by clicking on the blue ‘Track Committee’ button in the bottom right hand corner of the page.

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