In 2015, the Victorian Government commissioned an independent review of the Climate Change Act 2010 as a first step in its commitment to position Victoria as a leader in climate change action.
The Independent Review Committee's final report was tabled in Parliament by the Minister on Thursday 11 February 2016. The review found that the existing Act did not support Victoria's current needs in responding to climate change. The report included 33 recommendations to strengthen Victoria's climate change laws and position Victoria to deal with the challenges of climate change.
The Victorian Government's response to the independent review was released on Thursday, 9th June 2016. The government accepted the majority of the Committee's recommendations and affirmed its commitment to establish a world-leading legislative foundation for its climate change agenda.