Previous consultations

All previous consultation processes are listed below with links through to the relevant section of the submissions received page where each submission is listed by author and can be downloaded.

The Authority's updated advice will seek to provide recommendations that ensure Australia is well-placed to meet its 2030 emissions target and that are consistent with meeting subsequent targets with enhanced ambition that put Australia on a path

Three stocktake reports on actions to mitigate emissions by industry and governments in Australia and taking place internationally

On 31 July 2018, the Climate Change Authority released a consultation paper on its operational review of the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting legislation.

The National Wind Farm Commissioner was appointed by the Australian Government in late 2015 in response to community concerns about wind farms. At that time, the Government said it would review the role in 2018.

On 31 August 2017, the Authority released a consultation paper, Review of the Carbon Farming Initiative legislation and the Emissions Reduction Fund.

On 10 April 2017, the Minister for the Environment and Energy, the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, asked the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) and the Climate Change Authority to jointly provide advice on policies to enhance power system security and to reduce electricity prices consistent with achieving Australia’s emissions reduction targets in the Paris Agreement. In developing its advice, the Authority and the AEMC were asked to draw on existing analysis and review processes and be informed by independent modelling.

On 9 March 2017, the Authority released an issues paper for consultation called Action on the land: reducing emissions, conserving natural capital and improving farm profitability.

The Climate Change Authority released the second draft report of its Special Review on Australia’s climate goals and policies in November 2015.

As part of its Special Review, the Authority is using modelling to help compare a range of illustrative policies for reducing electricity sector emissions. The Authority consulted on the proposed approach to the modelling.

The Climate Change Authority released the first draft report of the Special Review in April 2015, and invited submissions from interested parties. The Authority also drew on submissions received in response to the Authority’s March 2015 call for comments.

The Climate Change Authority released its review of the Carbon Farming Initiative on 22 December 2014.

The Climate Change Authority released its second review of the Renewable Energy Target on 22 December 2014.

The Draft Report presents a set of short, medium and long-term emissions reduction goals for Australia for consultation.The Draft Reports presents two sets of options for Australia’s emissions reduction pathway to 2030 for comment: one based on a 2020 target of 15 per cent (on 2000 levels) and the other on a 2020 target of 25 per cent.

This material relates to the 2012 Renewable Energy Target Review. The Authority released its second review of the Renewable Energy Target on 22 December 2014. Material relating to 2014 is available on the 2014 RET Review page.