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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.

Minimum feed-in tariffs for 2017-18

27-Feb-2018 9:46 AM
From July next year, energy companies can offer solar households and small businesses different rates depending on which time of day they put energy back into the grid.

Energy retailers to tell customers when discounts stop

01-Feb-2018 3:26 PM
A new rule coming into force today (February 1, 2018) will ensure energy customers get at least 20 days’ advance warning before their energy discounts or benefits run out.

Local councils rate cap set for 2018–19

21-Dec-2017 1:59 PM
Victoria’s 79 local councils have until 31 March 2018 to apply for a rate increase above the 2.25% cap set by the Minister for Local Government, Marlene Kairouz.

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