Review of the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting legislation

The Climate Change Authority reviewed the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting legislation in 2018.

The review focused on the three key aspects of the legislation: emissions and energy reporting, the safeguard mechanism and the auditing framework. The review considered if each of the individual elements is achieving its objectives, is fit for purpose and if any improvements can be made.

The Authority is required to review the operation of the legislation by 31 December 2018 and then complete further reviews every five years.

Consultation paper

Consultation paper (PDF – 957 Kb) | (Word – 307 Kb)

Fact sheet on the consultation paper (PDF – 285 Kb)

Media release


Many stakeholders provided input to the review and the Authority thanks those stakeholders that contributed to the review.


Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association
Australian Aluminium Council
Australian Industry Greenhouse Network
Australian Pork
Australian Sugar Milling Council
Cement Industry Federation
Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia
Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
Chevron Australia
Carbon Market Institute
ClimateWorks Australia
Energy Queensland
ERM Power
Hydro Tasmania
Law Society of New South Wales Young Lawyers
National Waste and Recycling Industry Council
Origin Energy
Rio Tinto
Sustainable Business Australia
Tim Kelly
-NGER Review
-National Energy Guarantee
-NEG Detailed Design
-NEG Emissions Registry Emissions Reduction Requirement
-NEG Market Customer Load
-NEG Regulatory Impact Statement
-NEG Retail Load
-Energy Security Board Retail Technical Working Group Paper
UnitingCare Queensland
UNSW Centre for Energy and Environmental Markets
Woodside Energy