Wikipedia– The Climate Change Authority is an Australian statutory agency established under the Climate Change Authority Act 2011. It began operations on 1 July 2012. Its role is to review various climate change policies, including the Carbon Farming Initiative and National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting system, and to advise the Australian Government and Parliament on other matters as requested. The Authority has no legislative or executive powers, which remain with the Government andParliament of the day….
The agency is based in Melbourne where it has the advantage of being able to work closely with the Productivity Commission. The agency was allocatedA$6.2 million in the 2012-13 financial year. The Australian Government, under Liberal leadership, is in the process of abolishing the Climate Change Authority, a move which has been heavily criticised.