APIA slams Australia's energy market reforms

11/08/2004
The Australian Pipeline Industry Association (APIA) has taken a swipe at the direction and tardiness of the country's energy market reform agenda.Association Chief Executive Allen Beasley said reforms being handled by the Australian Commonwealth and State Ministerial Council on Energy suffered from policy paralysis on a number of key issues.Speaking at APIA's annual pipeline industry convention on Queensland's Gold Coast, Beasley said senior bureaucrats had failed to move essential issues forward quickly, had failed to seek a credible and genuine industry consultation in the reform process, and had failed to recognize the primacy of market-based solutions.Beasley went on to ch...
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