Support the Climate Change Bill - Make a Submission


The Climate Change Bill was tabled in Parliament on 9 November and on 11 November  was referred to the House Standing Commitee on the Environment and Energy and will now go to a public inquiry with submissions open immediately, but closing on Friday 27 November

Any individual, organisation or business can make a submission. You can find out more about the Climate Change Bill here.

How to make a submission.

What does an effective submission look like?
  • As long or as short as you like
  • Unique, written in your own words. ('Cut & paste' submissions are not persuasive)
  • Include things that are relevant to you and reference the key elements of the Bill 
  • Avoid unsupported claims or emotive language 
  • If you would like to attend the public inquiry to give evidence, say so in your submission.
  • The committee may invite a range of individuals and organisations to appear at the public hearings
What should a submission include?

You can address any or all of the following aspects of the Bill:

  • Objectives and long-term emissions reduction commitment
  • Why legislating Net Zero by 2050 and regular 5 year budgets is important
  • Guiding principles to be applied
  • Risk and adaptation assessments for all sectors
  • Technology readiness assessment
  • Independent climate change commission and skills needed on the commission.
How to make a submission? 
  • Set up and validate a My Parliament Account, unless you already have one (takes two minutes)
  • Go to the homepage for the Bill on the parliament website
  • Click on the “Upload Submission” button in the right-hand column
  • Under “Submitted Previously” click “Log on” and sign in
  • Under “Make your submission,” select the Climate Change Bill, and click Next at the bottom
  • Complete your personal or business details
  • Select your privacy level
  • Upload your document (in one of these formats: PDF, DOC, DOCX, TXT)

If you have any problems with lodging your submission, contact the Committee Secretariat: Phone: +61 2 6277 4580 

Once the submission deadline has passed, the House Standing Commitee on the Environment and Energy will meet to review the submissions, discuss their learnings and report back to the House.If you’d like further information about the Act or have any other questions, contact the ClimateActNow team at  and we’ll do our best to help.