Home Affairs and ASD to respond to industry feedback on Security of Critical Infrastructure

Issue date: Wednesday, 28 July 2021

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The Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee will hold its fourth public hearing tomorrow as part of its Review of the Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure) Bill 2020 and Statutory Review of the Security of Critical Infrastructure Act 2018.

The Committee will hear from the Department of Home Affairs and the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) at a recall hearing to address evidence presented by industry and subject matter experts from previous hearings and in further submissions received to the inquiry.

Senator James Paterson, Chair of the committee, said ‘The committee has heard from a wide range of independent experts and entities proposed for regulation by the Bill and the existing regime.

“The Committee has heard important evidence, not just on how these laws may impact critical infrastructure service providers and their customers, but also on the scale of the cyber threat from both criminal and state actors.”

“Committee members will seek the feedback of the Department and ASD to that evidence to assist us in formulating our report and recommendations.”

Further information on the inquiry can be obtained from the Committee’s website.

Public Hearing Details

Thursday, 29 July 2021
2.00PM – 5.00PM (AEST)
Committee Room 2R1, Parliament House, Canberra and via videoconference

A program for the hearing is available on the Committee’s website and the hearing will be broadcast live at aph.gov.au/live.

Media inquiries:

Chair, Senator James Paterson via Deborah Seccombe, 0451 255 891 or deborah.seccombe@aph.gov.au

For background information: 

Please contact the Committee Secretariat
02 6277 2360

For more information about this Committee, you can visit its website. On the site, you can make a submission to an inquiry, read other submissions, and get details for upcoming public hearings. You can also track the Committee and receive email updates by clicking on the blue ‘Track Committee’ button in the bottom right hand corner of the page.

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