Lynne has not received funding from any source in the research and writing of this article. She was an independent member of the Federal Government’s 2011-12 Energy White Paper Reference Group, and is a former Board member for the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (2009-15) and the Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics (2011-14). She is a former Senior Executive of Energy Australia (1997-99) and a former adviser (1984-90) to Federal Labor Ministers and the Federal Labor Opposition (2004). Since 2003, she has been an academic and the topic of her PhD was the restructuring of the Australian electricity sector. In 2012, she received funding from the Consumer Advocacy Panel (Australian Energy Market Commission) for a project investigating the impacts of higher electricity prices on low-income households. In 2014, she made presentations on privatisation to the Sydney Water Delegates Conference (organised by the Australian Services Union) and to the NSW Power Conference (organised by the Electrical Trades Union, United Services Union and Professionals Australia), and was an unpaid contributor to the February 2015 report 'The Way Forward: Public Electricity, Public Infrastructure, Public Benefit' produced by the Stop the Sell Off campaign.