On 10 February 2017, Dominique Hogan-Doran SC was appointed to the Essential Services Commission of South Australia Arbitrator Panel for the determination of third party access disputes in the electricity, gas, water & sewerage infrastructure, ports and rail industries in South Australia. Arbitration may be required in a dispute over access to regulated port, water or rail infrastructure, where conciliation has not been successful.
The Commission an independent economic regulator established under the Essential Services Commission Act 2002 (SA) and successor to the South Australian Independent Industry Regulator.
The Commission’s objective is the: “protection of the long term interests of South Australian consumers with respect to the price, quality and reliability of essential services.”
It performs a range of functions across the different industries it regulates, including pricing, licensing, performance monitoring and reporting, compliance and scheme administration.