The objectives of the audit were to form an opinion on the management of Commonwealth agencies' compliance with the Commonwealth's energy efficiency requirements and to identify areas for better practice in energy management. The audit focussed on:
- the implementation of the Energy Policy by Commonwealth Agencies; promulgation and coordination of energy use targets;
- energy and associated reporting by Commonwealth agencies;
- identification, examination and analysis of systemic and procedural impediments to achieving the Energy Policy; and
- development and discussion of ways to address these impediments.