The Commission can conduct public Inquiries under Part 7 of the Essential Services Commission Act. Such Inquiries can be initiated by the
Commission (into any matters within our regulatory scope), by the Treasurer (into any matter) or by an industry Minister (into any matter concerning a regulated industry).
The Commission may also provide advice to the Treasurer, on request, in relation to any matter, under Section 5(f) of the Essential Services
Commission Act. In that capacity the Commission acts as a consultant to the Government, providing independent advice on economic and regulatory matters.
Public documents relating to Inquiries and advice provided by the Commission are available below.