Since our establishment in 2004, Synergies has witnessed a great deal of change in policy and regulatory settings across numerous industry sectors. Our Insight articles are prepared by senior members of our team and provide commentary and perspectives on a range of issues.


Navigating a path through the national energy policy morass

The almost weekly major energy policy announcements by State and Commonwealth Governments in recent times brings to mind the old ...

29 June, 2017

COAG Energy Council discusses transformation of the energy sector

The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Energy Council met on 19 August 2016 to discuss the transformation of the gas ...

24 August, 2016

The AER’s Draft Ring-fencing Guideline – is the balance right?

The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) has released its Draft Ring-fencing Guideline (the Draft Guideline) and explanatory statement. The new guideline ...

22 August, 2016

Where now with benchmarking?

In its recent decision in the Australian Competition Tribunal (‘the Tribunal’) has just delivered a serious blow to the Australian ...

10 June, 2016

Applying Hilmer Principles in Changing Energy Markets

In 1993, the Hilmer Report presented a ground breaking review of national competition policy, establishing the framework for public utility ...

27 April, 2016

Australian Competition Tribunal energy merits review decisions

On 26 February 2016, the Australian Competition Tribunal released its decisions in relation to the merits review appeals made by ...

28 February, 2016

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