Accountability and reporting

We welcome parliamentary scrutiny as a significant and appropriate element of governance and a positive opportunity for constructive dialogue.


We report to the parliament across the following areas:


We are committed to transparent decision-making processes and to providing access to a fair and objective procedure for the internal review of our decisions.

What is an internal review of a decision?

An internal review of a decision is the process of reviewing a primary decision that was made within the agency by an officer of the agency. This process aims to test the merits of the decision and either affirm or vary the primary decision.

The law provides that a decision recipient can seek an internal review of certain statutory decisions under the Australian National Registry of Emissions Units Act 2011, the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Act 2011, the Clean Energy Act 2011, the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000, and their associated regulations, before going to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT).

Under the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007 and associated regulations, there is no statutory requirement to seek an internal review of a decision.

How to request an internal review of a decision

When you are notified of a decision by the Clean Energy Regulator, we will also provide you with information about what your review rights are. If you are unsure whether you have a right of internal review, contact us at

To apply for an internal review of a decision, please complete the application for internal decision review. You will need to specify the details of the decision you would like reviewed and why you disagree with the original decision.

A guide for applicants is available to assist you in completing this form.

Note: Amendments to the Privacy Act 1988 commence on 12 March 2014. We are in the process of updating this form to take account of those amendments and a revised form will be available shortly.

Submit your completed form to the Clean Energy Regulator together with detailed information in support of your request for review.

Post to:

Internal Decision Review
Clean Energy Regulator
GPO Box 621
Canberra ACT 2601

Or email to:

Further information

Contact us about our internal decision review process at

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