Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards (GEMS) Act Review

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 (March 2018) to inform the development of a Draft Report. The review received 23 submissions, four of which are confidential at the request of stakeholders. Public submissions are available at GEMS Act Review - Discussion Paper submissions.

The review then released a Draft Report in November 2018 and invited public submissions to inform the development of a Final Report. The review received 15 submissions, one of which is confidential at the stakeholder’s request. Public submissions are available at GEMS Act Review – Draft Report submissions.

Next steps

The review is preparing its Final Report, which will be published on this page.

If you would like to be notified of the Final Report’s release, or if you have any other queries, please contact the GEMS Review Team at GEMSReview [at] environment.gov.au.

Read the Discussion Paper

GEMS Act Review - Discussion Paper

Read the Draft Report

GEMS Act Review – Draft Report