Transport Security Amendment (Critical Infrastructure) Bill 2022

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Amends the: Aviation Transport Security Act 2004 and Maritime Transport and Offshore Facilities Security Act 2003 to: expand the definition of unlawful interference; establish an additional purpose of safeguarding against operational interference and expanding the existing security direction power to include making directions in relation to a specific threat of operational interference; enable the minister to declare critical industry participants, with additional requirements; include additional requirements in relation to security plans and programs; provide for the use and disclosure of protected information; expand the powers of aviation and maritime security inspectors to undertake compliance activities; apply the investigation and civil penalty provisions of the Regulatory Powers (Standard Provisions) Act 2014; remove timeframes in relation to the provision of certain information; and require mandatory reporting of cyber security incidents; and Security of Critical Infrastructure Act 2018 to make consequential amendments.


House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 17 Feb 2022
Second reading moved 17 Feb 2022
Lapsed at dissolution 11 Apr 2022

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Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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  • 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

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