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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 12 Hansard (20 November) . . Page.. 4512..


Theodore

*

Torrens

5

Turner

13

Wanniassa

18

Waramanga

7

Watson

17

Weetangera

*

Wells Station Rd

*

Weston

5

Yarralumla

6

589

TOTAL Fatal Overdoses

22

9 - Heroin only

7 - Opiods with some other drug

6 - unable to specify drug types due to privacy reasons

* Data for this suburb has been de-identified (cell sizes of 4 or less) and cannot be released for privacy reasons. However, de-identified data is included in the figures for total number of overdoses attended at the conclusion of this table.

Retail electricity market

(Question No 1018)

Mr Cornwell asked the Treasurer, upon notice, since the introduction of full retail contestability (FRC) on 1 July 2003:

(1) Does ActewAGL still have a monopoly upon the ACT electricity market;

(2) How many other retail electricity suppliers have expressed interest in, and how many have been successful in gaining access to, the ACT retail electricity market;

(3) What is being done to ensure other retail electricity suppliers gain access to the ACT retail electricity market;

(4) When is it anticipated there will be a reduction in retail electricity prices for ACT consumers as predicted by FRC's introduction.

Mr Quinlan

: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) ActewAGL has not held monopoly status since competition was first introduced into the commercial component of the ACT electricity market six years ago. The retail component was opened to competition on 1 July 2003.

(2) There are 13 electricity retailers currently licensed to operate within the ACT electricity market. ActewAGL offers services to residential customers. Other retailers are considering their market position. However, no retailer has yet made a formal offer to ACT residents.

(3) The Government has removed all unnecessary legislative and regulatory impediments to competitive market access relating to the provision of electricity to ACT residential consumers.


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