Advisory report on the Security of Critical Infrastructure Bill 2017

March 2018

© Commonwealth of Australia 2018
ISBN: 978-1-74366-794-1

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Membership of the Committee

Terms of reference

List of abbreviations

List of recommendations

1. Introduction

  The Bill and its referral
  Context of the inquiry
  Consultation on the development of the Bill
  Conduct of the inquiry
  Summary of the Bill
  Report structure

2. The case for the reforms

  Rationale for the Bill
  General views on the objectives and development of the Bill

3. Critical infrastructure asset

4. Register and other information-related provisions

  Register of critical infrastructure assets
  Secretary’s powers
  Protection of information

5. Directions by the Minister

  Adverse security assessments
  Threshold for exercising direction
  Consultation requirements with states and territories
  Secretary’s Annual Report
  Committee comments
  Concluding comments

A. List of submissions

B. Witnesses appearing at public hearings

  Friday, 9 February 2018

C. Glossary

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security
PO Box 6021
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 2360