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Premiums falling for domestic building insurance

29-Jan-2019 12:15 PM
A new report shows average premiums are falling for insurance designed to cover homeowners for defects if their builder dies, disappears or goes out of business.

Report shows few homeowners claiming domestic building insurance

29-Jan-2019 5:00 AM
A new report shows very few homeowners make claims against insurance designed to cover them for defects if their builder dies, disappears or goes out of business.

Accident towing fees to remain steady but storage fees might increase following review

11-Jan-2019 11:04 AM
How much you pay in storage fees after an accident might increase but towing fees would stay the same under final recommendations from the state’s economic regulator of essential services to the Minister for Roads.

Accident towing fees remain steady while storage fees increased to maintain viability

09-Jan-2019 6:00 AM
How much you pay in storage fees after an accident would increase but towing fees would stay the same under final recommendations from the state’s economic regulator of essential services.

105,000 regional water customers to benefit from water pricing review

21-Dec-2018 3:29 PM
Over 100,000 regional water customers will see closer monitoring of their water businesses by the state’s economic regulator over the next two years as new pricing decisions are developed. The process will encourage better performance and development of water services in rural areas.

Local councils rate cap set for 2019-20

20-Dec-2018 4:21 PM
Victoria’s 79 local councils have until 31 March 2019 to apply for a rate increase above the 2.50% cap set by the Minister for Local Government, the Hon Adem Somyurek MLC.

Most councils ‘under’ the rate cap for third year

12-Dec-2018 9:49 AM
The vast majority of Victorian councils have complied with the state government’s rate cap for the third year in a row, according to a new report from the body responsible for overseeing the system.

Solar owners to benefit from a proposed increase in the single rate minimum feed-in tariff for 2019-20

04-Dec-2018 2:00 PM
Victorian solar panel owners would benefit from a new single rate minimum feed-in tariff proposed for 2019-20 of 11 cents per kilowatt hour.

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.

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