Advisory report on the Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure Protection) Bill 2022

March 2022

© Commonwealth of Australia 2022
ISBN: 978-1-76092-414-0

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Terms of Reference

List of Recommendations

1. Introduction

  The Bill and referral
  Conduct of the inquiry
  Report structure
  Critical infrastructure legislative framework evolution
  Statutory review of the operation of the SLACI Act

2. The Bill, consultation, and evidence received

  Implementation of SOCI Bill recommendations
  The declining cyber security environment
  Evidence presented in this report
  Consultation on the reforms
  Main evidence themes
  Department of Home Affairs response to submissions

3. Committee comment

  SOCI Bill report outcomes
  The way forward
  Consultation, co-design and timeframes
  Risk management programs
  Regulatory costs
  Systems of national significance
  Review rights
  Protected information
  Accountability and reporting
  Review of the SOCI framework

A. List of submissions

B. List of witnesses at public hearings

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

About this inquiry

On 10 February 2022 the Hon. Karen Andrews MP, Minister for Home Affairs, referred the Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure Protection) Bill 2022 to the Committee for inquiry and report.

Past Public Hearings

16 Mar 2022: Canberra