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). The proposed reforms will implement an enhanced critical infrastructure security regulatory regime for the aviation and maritime transport sectors. The proposed amendments to the ATSA and MTOFSA are captured in the Transport Security Amendment (Critical Infrastructure) Bill 2022 (TSACI Bill).

The TSACI Bill seeks to transition the regulatory framework for the aviation and maritime transport sectors from a focus on unlawful interference (terrorism) to encompass an enhanced ‘all hazards’ regulatory framework. The enhanced ‘all hazards’ regulatory framework will encompass any threat that could impact on the confidentiality, integrity, availability, or reliability of an industry participant’s operations. This forms part of the Australian Government’s critical infrastructure reforms and will support a general uplift in security and resilience across the Australian economy.

The Department released an Exposure Draft TSACI Bill, and accompanying Guide to the Bill, on Wednesday 15 December 2021 for public consultation. Public submissions on the Exposure Draft TSACI Bill were accepted by the Department until Tuesday 1 February 2022.

Please refer to the aviation and maritime critical infrastructure reforms page for more information on the TSACI Bill and the reforms.

Please reach out to amcir@homeaffairs.gov.au if you have any questions.

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