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Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure) Bill 2021

Previous Citations
  • Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure) Bill 2020
Type
Government
Portfolio
Home Affairs
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends the:

Security of Critical Infrastructure Act 2018
to: enhance the existing framework for managing risks relating to critical infrastructure by introducing: additional positive security obligations for critical infrastructure assets, including a risk management program, to be delivered through sector-specific requirements and mandatory cyber incident reporting; enhanced cyber security obligations for assets of national significance; government assistance to relevant entities for critical infrastructure sector assets in response to significant cyber attacks; and make amendments contingent on the commencement of the
Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Act 2020
;
Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977
to exclude certain decisions from judicial review; AusCheck Act 2007 to enable background checks should they be required as part of a critical infrastructure risk management program;
National Emergency Declaration Act 2020
and
Security of Critical Infrastructure Act 2018
to make amendments contingent on the commencement of the
National Emergency Declaration Act 2020
; and
Criminal Code Act 1995
to provide for an immunity to apply in relation to the Australian Signals Directorate for conduct occurring outside of Australia.

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