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Established in 1998, Aurora Energy Pty Ltd is owned by the Tasmanian Government on behalf of the Tasmanian community. It is enabled under the Electricity Companies Act 1997 (Tas) and incorporated under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth).
The Corporations Act and Aurora Energy’s Constitution prescribe the rights and powers of shareholders and the Board. The Members' Statement of Expectations, issued from time to time, outlines broad strategic and operational issues required to be addressed by the Company. In response, the Board commit to meeting agreed expectations through the signed Statement of Corporate Intent.
Under its Constitution, Shareholders may issue other lawful directives to Aurora Energy. Our shareholders are the Tasmanian Minister for Energy and the Treasurer.
Shareholders may also issue Guidelines to the Board, typically on matters related to governance.
The Treasurer may issue Treasurer’s Instructions to Aurora Energy under provisions of the Government Business Enterprises Act 1995 (Tas). These generally relate to matters concerning Income Tax, Guarantee Fees and the Corporate Plan and are binding on Aurora Energy.
Aurora Energy’s Constitution, Member's Statement of Expectations and current Statement of Corporate Intent are available here:
The Board has adopted the Corporate Governance Principles published by the Tasmanian Government and the ASX Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations, adapted to apply to Aurora Energy where necessary. Where the two governance frameworks are inconsistent, the Board follows the Tasmanian Government Principles to the extent of the inconsistency.
Recommended governance disclosures are provided here, supplemented by additional disclosures in each year's Annual Report.