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June 2010
  • On 1 June 2010, the functions of the Government Prices Oversight Commission were vested with the Tasmanian Economic Regulator on the proclamation of the Economic Regulator Act 2010.  Click here for more detail. 

December 2009
  • Expressions of interest are sought for two part time members to work with the Chair of the Tasmanian Economic Regulator. Under the Economic Regulator Act 2009, the Regulator will assume the functions of the Government Prices Oversight Commission, Tasmanian Energy Regulator and the Water and Sewerage Economic Regulator.

October 2009
  • The Commission publishes its 2008-09 Annual Report.
  • The Government tabled the Commission's Final Report for the MAIB pricing investigation on 29 September 2009. The Commission has, therefore, now published the Final Report.

July 2009
  • The Government tabled the Commission’s Final Report for the Metro pricing investigation on 2 July 2009. The Commission has, therefore, now published the Final Report, which contains the Commission’s recommendations on maximum revenues required to recover the efficient cost of providing urban passenger bus services in Hobart, Launceston and Burnie.
June 2009
  • The Commission has released its Draft Report into the Pricing Policies of the Motor Accidents Insurance Board for comment. A copy of the Media Release is also available.

May 2009
  • The Commission has received six submissions in response to the Metro Draft Report.

April 2009
  • The Commission has released its Draft Report into the Pricing Policies of Metro Tasmania Pty Ltd for comment. A copy of the Media Release is also available.

February 2009
January 2009
  • The Commission has received one submission on matters raised in Metro's initial submission and the Terms of Reference for the 2008 - 09 Investigation into the Pricing Polices of Metro Tasmania Pty Ltd.

December 2008
  • Metro tendered its preliminary submission in December 2008 to assist the Investigation and invites submissions on matters raised in the submission.

November 2008
October 2008
  • The Commission publishes its 2007-08 Annual Report of the Government Prices Oversight Commission.
  • The Commission releases the Terms of Reference for the 2008-09 Investigation into the Pricing Policies of Metro Tasmania. The Commission has also called for interested parties wishing to receive copies of papers and reports to be included on the Interested Party Register.

September 2008
August 2008
  • Expressions of interest are sought from persons for appointment to the part time position of Government Prices Oversight Commissioner (the Commissioner will also hold the position of Regulator under the Electricity Supply Industry Act 1995) and Assistant Commissioner (two part time positions).

July 2008
  • The Commissioner is appointed as a part-time member of the Board of the Australian Energy Regulator and tenders his resignation as Tasmanian Energy Regulator and Government Prices Oversight Commissioner. Media release can be viewed here.

June 2008
April 2008
February 2008
  • The Treasurer has issued a Terms of Reference for an electricity price inquiry for the Bass Strait Islands.

October 2007
September 2007
  • The Commission has released its Final Report in relation to the 2007 Investigation into the Pricing Policies of the Bulk Water Authorities.

June 2007
  • The Commission has received submissions in response to its 2007 Bulk Water Pricing Policies Investigation Draft Report.

May 2007
  • The Commission has released its Draft Report in relation to the 2007 Investigation into the Pricing Policies of the Bulk Water Authorities, and is inviting submissions.

April 2007
November 2006
September 2006
  • The Commission has released its Final Report in relation to the 2006 Investigation into the Pricing Policies of the Motor Accidents Insurance Board.

July 2006
  • The Commission has released its Final Report in relation to the 2005-06 Investigation into the Pricing Policies of Metro Tasmania Pty Ltd.

June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
  • The Commission has received submissions in response to its Metro Pricing Policies 2006 Investigation Draft Report.
  • The Commission has released its Draft Report in relation to the current Investigation into the Pricing Policies of Metro Tasmania Pty Ltd, and is inviting submissions.

January 2006
  • The Commission has released submissions received in relation to matters raised in Metro's initial submission and the Terms of Reference for the 2005-06 Investigation into the Pricing Policies of Metro Tasmania Pty Ltd.

December 2005
  • The Commission has invited submissions on matters raised in Metro's initial submission and the Terms of Reference for the 2005-06 Investigation into the Efficient Delivery and Pricing of Services provided by Metro Tasmania Pty Ltd.

October 2005
  • The Minister has issued the Terms of Reference for the 2005-06 Investigation into the Efficient Delivery and Pricing of Services provided by Metro Tasmania Pty Ltd.

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