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Industry and expert panels to give evidence on security of critical infrastructure

Issue date: Wednesday, 7 July 2021

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The Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee will hold two days of public hearings on Thursday 8 and Friday 9 July 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 a selected range of industry, union and expert representatives that have engaged with the Committee for its review. Opening statements have been received from some witnesses and can be accessed as supplementary submissions.

Senator James Paterson, Chair of the Committee, said ‘It is vital that we hear from the companies and industries affected by the proposed framework under the Bill, to ensure that the serious cyber security risks we face can be met effectively with the lowest possible regulatory burden and cost to consumers.’

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

Public hearings details

Thursday 8 and Friday 9 July 2021
9:30 am–5:00 pm (AEST)
Committee Room 2R1, Parliament House, Canberra and via videoconference

Programs for the hearings are available on the committee’s website and the hearing will be broadcast live at

Media enquiries

Chair, Senator James Paterson via Deborah Seccombe, 0451 255 891 or

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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