The following statutory authorities report to the Treasurer and fall within the administrative responsibilities of the Department of Treasury and Finance:
We also provide administrative support to three other associated entities.
Tasmanian Economic Regulator
The Tasmanian Economic Regulator is responsible for the regulation of various aspects of the electricity and gas supply industries and the water and sewerage sector. It sets retail tariff prices for non-contestable customers on mainland Tasmania and, from 1 July 2012, will set water and sewerage prices. The Regulator also investigates the pricing policies of certain Government monopolies and investigates competitive neutrality complaints.
Details of the activities of the Tasmanian Economic Regulator are contained in the Regulator’s annual report available at www.economicregulator.tas.gov.au
The Licensing Board, an independent body established under the Liquor Licensing Act 1990, is responsible for hearing applications for new liquor licences and, in accordance with the Act, making decisions that are in the best interests of the community; deciding on applications by the Commissioner for Licensing to suspend or cancel licences; and hearing appeals made against decisions of the Commissioner.
The Licensing Board is separate from and independent of the Commissioner. A decision of the Board is final and without appeal.
Tasmanian Gaming Commission
The Tasmanian Gaming Commission is an independent body established under the Gaming Control Act 1993. The Commission: