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Feb 16 2016

Ian Macfarlane: energy market reformer

The Australian Energy Council has thanked former Federal Energy Minister, Ian Macfarlane, for his commitment to energy market reform over the past decade.

The Council’s Chief Executive, Matthew Warren, said “Ian Macfarlane is one of the architects of a national approach to energy policy in this country. 

“Through both his terms as Minister, and as the Shadow Minister, he worked constructively and tirelessly towards that goal.

“The energy industry greatly appreciated Ian Macfarlane’s intelligent and down-to-earth approach to difficult policy issues.  His deep understanding of the industry made him a powerful political advocate, and he consistently demonstrated an ability to unite his fellow energy ministers behind necessary reforms.

“The energy industry thanks Ian Macfarlane for his outstanding service to the Australian Parliament and to the energy industry, which is so central to a well-functioning economy, and wishes him well in the next chapter of his career.”


About the Australian Energy Council

The Council represents 22 major electricity and downstream natural gas businesses operating in competitive wholesale and retail energy markets. These businesses collectively generate the overwhelming majority of electricity in Australia and sell gas and electricity to over 10 million homes and businesses.


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