The 2014 ACCC/AER Regulatory Conference was held in Brisbane on 7 and 8 August at the Sofitel Hotel.

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Regulating for efficient infrastructure outcomes.

Conference program

Download the full program at  2014 ACCC/AER regulatory conference program ( PDF 174.71 KB | DOCX 45.7 KB ) .

Day one: Thursday 7 August 2014

Session Speakers
Breakout session 1: Communications: Regulating in a dynamic industry environment


Presentation by Professor Johannes M Bauer, Chair of the Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies and Media, Michigan State University ( PDF 341.29 KB )

Discussant: Dr Karl-Heinz Neumann, Director and General Manager of WIK GmbH and WIK-Consult GmbH

Breakout session 1: Electricity: Is more dynamic retail pricing a solution to achieving more efficient outcomes? How should retail tariffs be structured?


Presentation by Dr Ahmad Faruqui, Principal The Brattle Group ( PDF 2.68 MB )

Discussant: Mr Matthew Warren, CEO Energy Supply Association of Australia

Breakout session 2: Water: Designing water tariffs: balancing the interests and preferences of regulated businesses and their customers


Presentation by Mr Carmine Piantedosi, Manager Regulatory and Pricing, Goulburn-Murray Water ( PDF 754.19 KB )

Presentation by Mr Brett Mathieson, Manager Regulation and Planning, Yarra Valley Water ( PDF 2.46 MB )

Breakout session 2: Transport: Australia's transport reforms – moving with the times?


Presentation by Professor Chris Nash, University of Leeds ( PDF 184.51 KB )

Paper by Professor Chris Nash, Charging for the use of infrastructure by road-freight: European experience ( PDF 204.13 KB )
The author is grateful to Edward Elgar Publishing for permission to use copyright material in this paper.

Presentation by Mr Geoff Swier, Director, Farrier Swier Consulting ( PDF 715.46 KB )

Closing plenary session: Regulating in the face of declining demand – a hypothetical