Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards Act - Review

Public consultation on Discussion Paper

The Australian Government is undertaking an independent review of the Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards Act 2012 (GEMS Act), in line with section 176 of the Act. Ms Anna Collyer, a partner at law firm Allens, has been appointed to undertake the review. The review is a statutory requirement to ensure the GEMS Act remains appropriate and effective in reducing Australia’s energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. 

The review invited submissions on a Discussion Paper to inform the development of a Draft Report. Public submission on the Discussion Paper are now closed. The Department received 23 submissions, 4 of which are confidential at the request of stakeholders. Public submissions are available at GEMS Act Review - submissions.

How can I get involved?

Feedback and written submissions will be sought on the Draft Report. Additionally, public consultation sessions on the Draft Report will be conducted to assist the development of a Final Report. 

If you would like to be notified of the Draft Report’s release, and subsequent public consultation sessions, please email the GEMS Review Team at GEMSReview [at]

Read the Discussion Paper

GEMS Act Review - Discussion Paper

Next steps

A Draft Report will be prepared and published on the GEMS Review page.