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Submissions and discussion papers
Exposure Draft Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure Protection) Bill 2022
Following amendments to the
Security of Critical Infrastructure Act 2018
(SOCI Act), the Department invites submissions on further proposed amendments to the SOCI Act.
Exposure Draft Transport Security Amendment (Critical Infrastructure) Bill 2022
The Department is proposing a number of legislative reforms to the Aviation Transport Security Act 2004 (ATSA) and the Maritime Transport and Offshore Facilities Security Act 2003 (MTOFSA).
Reform of Australia’s electronic surveillance framework discussion paper
Developing a new legislative framework that is clearer, more coherent and better adapted to the modern world.
Public consultation on electromagnetic weapons
The Department invites public submissions from interested parties on the proposed amendments for the regulation of Electromagnetic Weapons.
Exposure Draft Migration Amendment (Protecting Migrant Workers) Bill 2021
The Department sought views on the proposed changes to the Migration Act 1958 that will enhance protections for temporary migrant workers.
Exposure Draft Customs Amendment (Controlled Trials) Bill 2021
The Department invites public submissions from interested parties on the Exposure Draft of the Controlled Trials Bill.
Strengthening Australia’s cyber security regulations and incentives
On 13 July 2021, the Australian Government opened consultation on options for regulatory reforms and voluntary incentives to strengthen the cyber security of Australia’s digital economy.
The Customs (Prohibited Imports) Amendment (Firearms and Weapons) Regulations 2021
We are considering your views on a package of firearms and weapons reforms to the
Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations 1956
Migration Agents Instruments Review
We are seeking your views on reform proposals for strengthening the legislative framework governing Australia’s migration advice industry, to better protect consumers and support the integrity of the Australian migration program, while considering the regulatory impacts to the sector.
Critical Technology Supply Chain Principles
We are now seeking your views on the Critical Technology Supply Chain Principles.
Review of Australia's maturation requirements for imported
We are consulting the community and relevant sectors about the alcohol maturation requirements.
Protecting Critical Infrastructure and Systems of National
The Australian Government is committed to protecting the essential services all Australians rely on by uplifting the security and resilience of critical infrastructure. We are now seeking your views on the details of Government’s agreed reforms, through the Protecting Critical Infrastructure and Systems of National Significance Consultation Paper.
Creating a world class migration advice industry
The Department have released a discussion paper as part of the review of migration agents legislative instruments. We are seeking stakeholder views on the scope for industry reform.
Business Innovation and Investment Program: Getting a better deal for Australia
We are undertaking a consultation process as part of a review of business and investment visas with the aim of maximising returns to Australia’s economy from these visas.
National Action Plan to Combat Modern Slavery 2020-24
The Australian Government is seeking submissions to inform its development of the next National Action Plan to Combat Modern Slavery 2020-24, which will drive Australia’s strategic response to combating modern slavery in Australia.
Voluntary Code of Practice – A call for views
We are asking for your views on the Australian Government’s proposed Code of Practice: Securing the Internet of Things for Consumers.
Australia’s 2020 Cyber Security Strategy
The Australian Government is developing our nation’s next Cyber Security Strategy as part of its commitment to protecting Australians from cyber threats.
Australia’s Humanitarian Program 2019-20
See the discussion paper on Australia's 2019-20 Humanitarian Pro
Introducing a temporary visa for parents
On Friday 5 May 2017, the Government announced the introduction of the new temporary sponsored parent visa
Review of customs licensing regimes
See information about the review of customs licensing regimes
Review of national arrangements for the protection and management of identity information
The Department of Home Affairs has commissioned a Review of National Arrangements for the Protection and Management of Identity Information.
Review of the Skilled Migration and Temporary Activity visa program discussion paper
See the discussion paper on the Skilled Migration and Temporary Activity visa programs.
Strengthening the test for Australian Citizenship
The Australian Citizenship Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 was introduced into Parliament on 15 June 2017.
Tablet press import control
The Department of Home Affairs has developed a discussion paper on the import control o
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