Select Committee Into Fair Dinkum Power

28 June 2019

© Commonwealth of Australia 2019

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Dear Mr President

Pursuant to Standing Order 38(7), I present a Report of the Senate Select Committee into Fair Dinkum Power (committee).

On 28 November 2018, the Senate established the committee to inquire and report by 30 June 2019. The committee received a total of 44 submissions and held one public hearing in Sydney on 18 March 2019. A list of submissions appears in Appendix 1 and witnesses who appeared at the public hearing are listed in Appendix 2.

Due to the prorogation of Parliament and the election, the committee has not been able to complete its inquiry and report as intended.

The committee recommends the Senate re-establish the committee in the 46th Parliament, with provision to access the documents and evidence of this committee, to enable the inquiry to be completed.

Yours sincerely

Senator Sarah Hanson-Young

Appendix 1

Submissions and additional information received by the committee

1 Deakin University
2 Climate Change Balmain-Rozelle
3 Mr Peter Lane
5 Environment Victoria
6 Mr Gary Rowbottom
7 Goulburn Broken Greenhouse Alliance
8 Queensland Tourism Industry Council
9 Mr Geoffrey Miell
    9.1 Supplementary submission
    9.2 Supplementary submission
10 Climate Action Hobart
11 Enel X Australia
12 Eastern Alliance for Greenhouse Action
13 Australian Energy Council
    13.1 Supplementary submission
    13.2 Supplementary submission
14 Meridian Energy Australia
15 Australian Alliance for Energy Productivity
16 Energy Developments Ltd (EDL)
17 The Australia Institute
18 AGL Energy
19 Energy Networks Australia
20 Public Interest Advocacy Centre
21 ERM Power
22 Clean Energy Council
23 Clean Energy Finance Corporation
25 Mr Robert Beatty
26 100% Renewable Energy Group, ANU
27 Planet Ark Power
28 1414 Degrees
29 Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union
30 Northern Alliance for Greenhouse Action
31 Mr Graeme Weber
32 Australian Energy Market Commission
33 Name Withheld
34 Australian Renewable Energy Agency
35 Community Power Agency
    35.1 Supplementary submission
36 Energy Locals
37 Electrical Trades Union of Australia
38 Professor Simon Bartlett
39 Hon. Wilson Tuckey
40 Australian Council of Social Service
41 Mr Mike Cannon-Brookes
42 Mr Tim Kelly
    42.1 Supplementary submission
43 Tesla
44 Mr Malcolm Moore

Answers to Questions taken on Notice

  • Clean Energy Council, answer to question taken on notice from a public hearing in Sydney on 18 March 2019, received 21 March 2019.
  • The Australia Institute, answer to question taken on notice from a public hearing in Sydney on 18 March 2019, received 2 April 2019.

Appendix 2

Public hearing

Monday 18 March 2019
Macquarie Room
NSW, Parliament House, Macquarie Street, Sydney


Clean Energy Council
Mr Kane Thornton, Chief Executive Officer

Energy Networks Australia
Mr Andrew Dillon, Chief Executive Officer
Dr Stuart Johnson, Principal, Future Networks

Australian Energy Market Commission
Mrs Anne Pearson, Chief Executive
Dr Tim Nelson, Executive General Manager, Strategy and Economic Analysis

Clean Energy Finance Corp
Mr Simon Every, Head of Government and Stakeholder Relations

The Australia Institute
Mr Richie Merzian, Director, Climate and Energy Program
Mr Dan Cass, Energy Policy and Regulatory Lead

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Department of the Senate
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: 02 6277 3530
Fax: 02 6277 5809