The NSW Government will also continue to investigate other recommendations from the IPART review such as restructuring services to better match emerging needs, including on-demand services and improving operator cost efficiency.
IPARTs review found that fares are higher than what customers are willing to pay, resulting in lower patronage on regional services.
Likewise, the NSW Government has announced that the current 'rates trajectory' will remain frozen for four years while IPART reviews the NSW rating system.
In addition, the independence of IPART has been questioned, including evidence of the NSW Premier consulting with IPART prior to the formation of the FFTF policy (NSW Legislative Council Committee Report, 2015).
The new Baird government wanted councils to be financially viable and under the IPART
(2015) 'fit for the future' program evaluated councils on how they managed their finances.
IPART (Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal) (2003) Inclining block tariffs for electricity network services, Discussion Paper 64, Sydney, IPART.
2010) Review of Regulated Retail Tariffs and Charges for Electricity 2010-2013: Electricity--Final Report, Sydney, IPART.
said it is concerned about electricity affordability for low-income, high consumption households and believe that targeted assistance should be directed to these customers.
A number of Federal and State Government reviews and inquiries have argued for insurance tax reform: the IPART
Review of State Taxes (2008), the Henry Tax Review (2009), the Victorian Bushfire Royal Commission (2009), the Johnson Report into Australia as a Financial Centre Forum (2009), Tax Forum (2011), Lambert Report (2011), ACT Taxation Review (2012), Productivity Commission Report on Barriers to Effective Climate Change Adaptation (2012) and the Productivity Commission Report into Natural Disaster Funding Arrangements (2014).
Until the ACCC took over the role under the Water Charge (Infrastructure) Rules 2010, IPART
had previously set these charges.
The ACCC assumed responsibility for the regulation of the Hunter Valley rail line from IPART
While there have been many causes of the recent large increases in electricity prices, the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) along with other regulators such as IPART
in NSW, have been warning for many years about these three issues driving significant and unnecessary increases in the price of electricity for Australian business and consumers.