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Working together to better protect people experiencing family violence

31-Oct-2018 6:00 AM
The state’s energy regulator is working with family violence specialists and the energy industry to put in place safeguards for energy customers who are dealing with family violence.

Energy regulator says energy reforms ‘a game changer’

30-Oct-2018 12:01 AM
Victoria's energy regulator has adopted sweeping new reforms that make electricity and gas retailers responsible for helping customers get on to their best energy deals.

Commission delivers long-term benefits for 2.4 million Victorian households

20-Sep-2018 10:39 AM
?Victoria’s economic regulator has highlighted key decisions and regulatory reforms of the past year delivering real and tangible benefits for all Victorians in its 2017–18 Annual Report.

Working with energy to address family violence

30-Aug-2018 5:00 AM
Around 100 representatives from energy businesses and the community sector are in Melbourne today to talk about providing better support for people experiencing family violence.

Switching on bushfire prevention

14-Aug-2018 9:18 AM
The state’s energy regulator has finalised new rules for the electricity network, enabling the application of new electrical safety equipment to prevent bushfires.

Latest report shows energy discounts still don’t guarantee lower bills

28-Jun-2018 12:00 AM
Energy companies continue to offer big discounts that don’t necessarily translate to lower bills according to the latest report on the Victorian energy market.

New rules for private electricity networks to give customers more protection

27-Jun-2018 4:06 PM
For a growing number of Victorians, resolving disputes with their electricity supplier is getting easier thanks to new rules for apartments and shopping complexes, caravan parks and retirement villages.

Regulator proposes no change for rank and hail taxi fares

21-Jun-2018 2:00 PM
The cost of catching a cab from the street or taxi rank will stay the same under a proposal from the state’s economic regulator.

Water bills to stay low for both town and country

19-Jun-2018 4:00 AM
The lowest water bills in Australia will continue to be found in Victoria after the state’s water regulator completed its 2018 water price review, approving prices for the remaining 12 of the state’s urban water businesses.

Voltage review underway for bushfire mitigation

27-Feb-2018 10:17 AM
The state’s energy regulator is moving to review voltage standards applying to power lines so measures can be put in place to reduce bushfire risk from electricity networks.

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