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External scrutiny

Our operations are subject to examination by tribunals or courts, parliamentary committees, the Commonwealth Ombudsman and the Australian National Audit Office.

External decision and reports

No applications for review of Clean Energy Regulator decisions were lodged or considered by the tribunals or courts during 2019–20.

During 2019–20, our operations were not the subject of any reports by parliamentary committees or the Commonwealth Ombudsman.

Parliamentary committees

In 2019–20, our agency appeared before the Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee on two occasions.

Auditor-General reports

The Australian National Audit Office did not release any performance audits specific to our agency in 2019–20.

Freedom of information

We are required to publish information to the public as part of the Information Publication Scheme established under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act). This requirement is in Part II of the FOI Act and has replaced the former requirements to publish a section 8 statement in an annual report. Each agency must display on its website a plan showing what information it publishes in accordance with the Information Publication Scheme. This information is available on our website.

Notifiable data breaches

Under the Notifiable Data Breaches scheme, any organisation or agency covered by the Privacy Act 1988 must notify affected individuals and the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner when a data breach is likely to result in serious harm to an individual whose personal information is involved.

In 2019–20, there were no notifiable data breaches.