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Protecting Critical Infrastructure and Systems of National Significance

Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure) Bill 2020

The Australian Government is committed to protecting the essential services all Australians rely on. To achieve this, the Department of Home Affairs is progressing the Protecting Critical Infrastructure and Systems of National Significance reforms, a key initiative of Australia’s Cyber Security Strategy 2020 (3MB PDF).

On 10 December 2020, the Minister for Home Affairs introduced the Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure) Bill 2020​ to Parliament.

​​​​​Exposure Draft Bill​

Submissions on the Exposure Draft Bill, draft Explanatory Document, Exposure Draft Regulations and draft Explanatory Statement closed at 5pm (AEDT) on Friday 27 November 2020. 

During three weeks of consultation, the Department of Home Affairs met with over 1,000 individuals and received 129 submissions in response to the following documents:

Please note that this page will be updated with public submissions to the Exposure Draft Bill. If you have any further questions on the reforms, please email ci.reforms@homeaffairs.gov.au

Consultation Paper

Submissions to the Protecting Critical Infrastructure and Systems of National Significance Consultation Paper closed at 5pm (AEST) on Wednesday, 16 September 2020.

Through five weeks of consultation, the Department of Home Affairs met with over 2,000 people to discuss the Protecting Critical Infrastructure and Systems of National Significance package of reforms.

Virtual consultation comprised of a series of 6 public Town Halls and 22 sector-specific workshops. The Virtual Town Hall presentation is now available.​

Sub​missions​ to the Consultation Paper

In response to the Consultation Paper, the Department of Home Affairs received 194 submissions. 66 submissions remain confidential and are not publicly available. 128 public submissions are available below.​