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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
Passed Both Houses
Parliament no
46

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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.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 10 Dec 2020
Second reading moved 10 Dec 2020
Second reading debate 20 Oct 2021
Second reading agreed to 20 Oct 2021
Consideration in detail debate
  • Amendment details: 59 Government agreed to
20 Oct 2021
Third reading agreed to 20 Oct 2021
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 21 Oct 2021
Second reading moved 21 Oct 2021
Second reading debate 22 Nov 2021
Second reading agreed to 22 Nov 2021
Third reading agreed to 22 Nov 2021
Finally passed both Houses 22 Nov 2021

Documents and transcripts

Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

House of representatives

Schedules of amendments

No documents at present

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Text of bill

  • First reading: Text of the bill as introduced into the Parliament
  • Third reading: Prepared if the bill is amended by the house in which it was introduced. This version of the bill is then considered by the second house.
  • As passed by both houses: Final text of bill agreed to by both the House of Representatives and the Senate which is presented to the Governor-General for assent.

Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and provides an explanation of the content of the introduced version (first reading) of the bill.
  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
  • Revised explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains the amended version (third reading) of the bill. It supersedes the explanatory memorandum.

Proposed amendments

Circulated by members and senators when they propose to make changes to the bill. For details about the outcome of proposed amendments please refer to either the Votes and Proceedings (House of Representatives) or the Journals (Senate).

Schedules of amendments

Schedules of amendments list amendments agreed to by the second house are communicated to the first house for consideration. Subsequent action by either house may also be included in a schedule.