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InfrastructureAustraliaAppendix1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10.11.12.13.14.15.16.CEDA 2005, Growth 54: Infrastructure – Getting on with the job, 14 AprilCivil Contractors Federation 2008, Submission to Infrastructure Australia (No. 211),http://www.infrastructureaustralia.gov.au/public_submissions/published/files/211_civilcontractorsfederation_SUB.pdfBusiness Council of Australia 2008, Submission to Infrastructure Australia (No. 131),http://www.infrastructureaustralia.gov.au/public_submissions/published/files/131_business_council_of_australia_SUB.pdfEngineers Australia 2008, Submission to Infrastructure Australia (No. 238),http://www.infrastructureaustralia.gov.au/public_submissions/published/files/238_engineersaustralia_SUB.pdfAustralian Government 2008, Budget Paper No. 1, ‘Statement 4: Boosting Australia’s productive capacity: the role ofinfrastructure and skills’, http://www.budget.gov.au/2008-09/content/bp1/downloads/bp1_bst4.pdfDespite these reforms, the Australian electricity industry remains largely government owned, including all generationin Tasmania; almost all generation in NSW and Queensland is owned by Government; and three governments own theSnowy. Hydro LtdA stocktake of energy market reforms is provided in the Australian Energy Regulator 2007, State of the Energy Market2007, http://www.aer.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/713232The NEM is a wholesale market for electricity supply in the east coast of Australia covering the ACT, Queensland, NSW,Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia. Western Australia and the Northern Territory are not part of the NEM, althoughthe Territory is currently investigating the possibility of joiningCOAG Energy Reform Implementation Group 2007, Energy Reform: The way forward for Australia, p. 3,http://www.erig.gov.auWillett, E. 2008, “Country Information Presentation – The Australian Experience,” APP Energy Regulatory and MarketDevelopment Forum, Inaugural Forum Conference Meeting, 27 June, http://www.aer.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/720669/fromItemId/656052; COAG Energy Reform Implementation Group 2007, Energy Reform: The way forwardfor Australia, p. 3, http://www.erig.gov.auAER 2007, State of the Energy Market 2007Willett E. 2008, p. 7See NEMMCO 2008, Australia’s National Electricity Market Statement of Opportunities 2008An explanation of current limitations to a national energy market is provided in COAG Energy Reform ImplementationGroup 2007, Energy Reform: The way forward for Australia, http://www.erig.gov.au/Garnaut Climate Change Review 2008, Final Report, September, p. 446The main transmission networks (or interconnector) are: the National Electricity Market (the world’s largestinterconnected system stretching for more than 4,000 kilometres from Port Douglas in the north of Queensland to PortLincoln in South Australia and via the Basslink undersea cable between Victoria and Tasmania); the Western Australianmarket’s infrastructure (consisting of the South West Interconnected System (SWIS), the North West InterconnectedSystem (NWIS) and 29 regional, non-interconnected power systems; and the Northern Territory’s three regulatedsystems, of which the largest is the Darwin-Katherine system78 | Infrastructure Australia – Advising Government on Australia’s Infrastructure

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