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Protecting Our Critical Infrastructure and Systems of National Significance - Reforms engagement

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Co-design of Rules​​

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

Engagement with industry has been essential throughout the development of the broader reform process including the Bill. Submissions received by the Department regarding the exposure draft of the Bill are available on the Protecting Critical Infrastructure and Systems of National Significance page.

We are now approaching industry to work with us to co-design the rules that will underpin the risk management program. The steps in the co-design process are outlined below. 

Governance Rules

We will conduct an initial round of town halls to develop sector agnostic governance and risk process rules.

This will allow all sectors to contribute to the co-design of common rules for the risk management program.

The governance rules will work alongside the sector-specific requirements for risk management programs, ensuring that entities have risk practices that are robust, repeatable and defensible.

Town halls for governance rules​

We plan to hold two town halls for stakeholders across all sectors to co-design governance rules.

You need only register for and attend one town hall as they will cover the same information.

Please use the following Webex links to register to attend one of the town halls: 

  • 2nd March 2021 at 2:00pm​
  • 4th March 2021 at 2:00pm 

An information pack will be provided following registration. 

Workshops on governance rules

After the town halls we will hold multiple workshops to co-design governance rules.

These workshops will provide you with an opportunity to shape the governance and risk process rules for the risk management program across all sectors.

We will provide registration links for these workshops at a later date. 

Sector specific co-design

After the co-design of governance rules is complete, we will co-design sector specific rules.   

Sector specific workshops

We will start co-designing the sector specific obligations in late March 2021, starting with the electricity and gas sectors.

Design of rules for other sectors will follow after the initial two sectors on a rolling basis throughout the next 12 to 18 months.

We will provide further advice in the coming weeks on details for this process. 

Please contact CI.reforms@homeaffairs.gov.au with any further queries. ​