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Critical Technology Supply Chain Principles

​​​​​The Australian Government is committed to protecting critical technologies and their supply chains.

On 12 November 2020, submissions to the draft Critical Technology Supply Chain Principles (the Principles) closed​.

These Principles will be voluntary. They are intended to assist organisations – including governments and businesses of all sizes – in making decisions about their suppliers.

Knowing the risks and asking the right questions are the first steps in creating trusted and secure technology supply chains.

We want to ensure the Principles are fit for purpose, benefit those who choose to adopt them and are easy to apply. That’s why we’re starting the conversation and seeking your views.

The Principles also complement the Protecting Critical Infrastructure and Systems of National Significance reforms. Together,​​ these measures will help protect the supply of essential services that all Australians rely on.​​

The Department of Home Affairs, in partnership with the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources are currently reviewing responses. We will use the feedback to make sure that the final non-binding Principles make it easier for organisations to securely adopt critical technologies.

For further information, please contact critical.technology@homeaffairs.gov.au.