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A class action to reimburse Queenslanders

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You are eligible to join the class action if you have paid for electricity in Queensland between the 2014 and 2019 period.

The unlawful conduct occurred at the generation stage and your retailer simply passed that cost through to you. This is why this action is available to all Queensland businesses and residents.

GENERATORS
Stanwell & CS Energy

RETAILERS
Example: Ergon Energy, Origin, AGL etc.

END CONSUMERS
You and/or your business


What is the QLD Energy Class Action?

The QLD Energy Class Action is a legal claim being brought against Stanwell Corporation Limited and CS Energy Limited on behalf of all business and residential electricity consumers in Queensland.


We allege Stanwell and CS Energy gamed the electricity pricing system and artificially inflated consumers' electricity bills.



Hardest hit were the energy-intensive industries that underpin Queensland's economy.


"Whatever the final accounting,
Queensland customers should have been outraged."

Professor Mike Sandiford,
The Conversation.

Electricity prices have been driving up the cost of living for too long. Covid-19 has brought this issue into focus.

CPI for electricity compared with other sectors and wage growth
(Source: ABS, Consumer Price Index)

Unless action is taken, price spikes will continue.

This class action is designed to address past misconduct by Stanwell and CS Energy but speaking up will help prevent future price spikes too.


  • May 2016

    in May 2016 - The Queensland Productivity Commission recommended that the Government require CS Energy and Stanwell to develop and adhere to a voluntary Code of Conduct in respect of their rebidding behaviour.

    Full report by the Queensland Productivity Commission

  • September 2017

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) conducted an extensive inquiry into this issue.

    Preliminary report by the ACCC

  • Throughout 2017

    In 2017, intense media scrutiny on Stanwell and CS Energy artificially increasing prices finally pushed the State government to issue a direction that their 'bidding games' need to stop.

  • July 2018

    In July 2018, The Grattan Institute published a report concluding that Stanwell and CS Energy "game" the system by using their market power to create artificial scarcity of supply and so force prices up.

    Full report by the Grattan Institute

  • December 2018

    AER concluded in its December 2018 report that Stanwell and CS Energy "…appeared to have exercised market power at times in the past five years."

    Full report by AER

  • July 2019

    In July 2019, when media attention was elsewhere, the Queensland Government removed their previous direction regarding "bidding games", leaving Queenslanders and Queensland businesses once again vulnerable to energy price spikes and related job losses.