Advisory report on the Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure) Bill 2020 and Statutory Review of the Security of Critical Infrastructure Act 2018

September 2021

© Commonwealth of Australia 2021
ISBN: 978-1-76092-296-2

View the report as a single document:

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Foreword

Abbreviations

Members

Terms of Reference

List of Recommendations

1. Introduction

  The Bill and referral
  Conduct of the inquiry
  Report structure
  Concurrent reviews

2. The Bill and evidence themes

  The Bill
  The threat to be countered
  Evidence received
  Themes of evidence received
  Committee comment
  Challenges faced by the Committee with the reviews

3. Facing the immediate threat - Committee comment

  Splitting the Bill
  Part 6A declarations and the remainder of the Bill
  Criminal code amendments and IS Act amendments
  Democratic institutions as critical infrastructure
  Caretaker conventions, disinformation and cyber attacks
  Concluding comments

4. Statutory review and Telecommunications Sector Security Reforms

  Statutory review of the
  Review of Part 14 of the

A. List of submissions

B. List of witnesses at public hearings

Additional comments by Labor members

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
Fax: +61 2 6277 4424
pjcis@aph.gov.au

About this inquiry

The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) has commenced reviews into the Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure) Bill 2020 and the operation, effectiveness and implications of the Security of Critical Infrastructure Act 2018. The bill review was referred to the Committee by the Hon Christian Porter MP, Attorney-General.


Past Public Hearings

29 Jul 2021: Canberra
09 Jul 2021: Canberra
08 Jul 2021: Canberra

more...