Arbitration and transparency - design

The GMRG’s work on the detailed design of the information disclosure and arbitration framework commenced in early 2017. On 21 March 2017 an Implementation Options Paper was published, which identified a number of options for the information disclosure requirements, the arbitration mechanism and principles to guide the arbitrator’s decision making. Stakeholder submissions were invited by Thursday 13 April 2017.

Stakeholders were also invited to attend a series of industry roundtable discussions. The roundtables were attended by 24 organisations with interests in non-scheme pipelines, upstream production, retailing, generation and industrial gas use. Feedback on the design of the new framework was also provided through extensive bilateral discussions with stakeholders.

On 2 June 2017, the COAG Energy Council’s Senior Committee of Officials (SCO) considered the GMRG’s final recommendations on the design of the information disclosure and arbitration framework for non-scheme pipelines and agreed that the GMRG should proceed with developing the draft initial NGR to implement that design.

Use the links below to view documents associated with the design of the information disclosure and arbitration framework: