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Mr McClelland asked the Attorney-General, upon notice, on 7 October 2003:

(1) Who is on the Critical Infrastructure Advisory Council and which industry sectors do they represent.

(2) In respect of each meeting of the council, (a) when did it meet, (b) what matters did it consider, and (c) what were the outcomes.


Mr Ruddock (Attorney-General) —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1) A list of current members of the Critical Infrastructure Advisory Council (CIAC) is at Attachment A. Industry sectors currently represented on the CIAC include the water services, financial services, energy, health, communications and food chain sectors.

(2) The CIAC held its inaugural meeting on 27 August 2003 and its second meeting on 4 December 2003.

A copy of the agenda for the inaugural CIAC meeting is at Attachment B.

A copy of the summary record for the inaugural CIAC meeting is at Attachment C.

A copy of the agenda for the second CIAC meeting is at Attachment D.

The summary record for the second CIAC meeting has not yet been ratified.

Attachment A

CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE ADVISORY COUNCIL

CHAIR

Company

Member

Attorney-General's Department

Mr Ian CarnellDeputy SecretaryCriminal Justice and Security Group

Infrastructure Assurance Advisory Groups

Industry Sector

Member

Communications

Mr Mark LovesCorporate Security ManagerOptus

Energy

Mr Keith Orchison Managing DirectorElectricity Supply Association of Australia

Financial Services

Mr Tony BurkeDirectorAustralian Bankers' Association

Food Chain

Mr Dick Wells Chief ExecutiveAustralian Food and Grocery Council

Health1

Mr David KindonChief Executive OfficerAustralian Diagnostic Imaging Association and Chief Executive OfficerAustralian Association of Pathology Practices

Water Services

Mr Gavin Love Water Services Association of Australia (also representing Australian Water Association)

Australian Government

Agency

Member

Attorney-General's Department

Mr Trevor ClementAssistant SecretaryCritical Infrastructure Protection Branch

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority2

Mr Graham JohnsonGeneral ManagerConsulting Services

Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

Mr Tim RosebyExecutive ManagerEmergency Risk Management Unit / National Residue Survey

Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts

Mr Brenton ThomasGeneral Manager Enterprise and Infrastructure Branch

Department of Education, Science and Training3

Mr Grahame Cook Deputy Secretary

Department of Health and Ageing

Mr Andrew Stuart First Assistant SecretaryPopulation Health Division

Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources

Ms Vicki Brown Assistant SecretaryInternational Energy Branch

Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet4

Mr Miles JordanaFirst Assistant SecretaryNational Security Division

Department of Transport and Regional Services

Mr Andrew Tongue First Assistant SecretaryOffice of Transport Security

Emergency Management Australia

Mr David TemplemanDirector-General

National Office for the Information Economy5

Mr John Grant A/g Chief Executive Officer

State/Territory Government

State/Territory

Member

ACT

Ms Elizabeth KellyExecutive DirectorPolicy and Regulatory Division Department of Justice and Community Services

NSW

MAJGEN Brian HowardChairmanState Emergency Management Committee

NT

Mr Chris WrangleDirector ServicesDepartment of the Chief Minister

QLD

Ms Fiona McKerfieDeputy Director-GeneralGovernanceDepartment of the Premier and Cabinet

SA

Ms Suzanne Carman DirectorSecurity and Emergency Management Department of the Premier and Cabinet

TAS

Mr Tony Mulder DirectorState Security (Tasmania)

VIC

Mr Leo van der Toorren Assistant DirectorSecurity and Emergencies Unit Department of Premier and Cabinet

WA

Mr Geoff Hay Assistant Director-GeneralPublic Sector Management and State Administration Department of Premier and Cabinet

Other

Committee

Member

National Counter-Terrorism Committee

Mr Ed TyrieExecutive DirectorProtective Security Coordination Centre

Attachment B

CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE ADVISORY COUNCIL

Inaugural Meeting

Wednesday, 27 August 2003

8:30am - 1:30pm

Senate Alcove

Parliament House

Canberra

AGENDA

Meeting opens at 8.30am (tea and coffee served)

Time

Agenda Item

Speaker

8:30 - 8:35am

AGENDA ITEM 1:

Welcome and introduction

Peter Ford

8:35 - 8:50am

AGENDA ITEM 2:

Terms of Reference

2a:

CIAC

Peter Ford

2b:

IAAGs

Peter Ford

8:50 - 9:00am

AGENDA ITEM 3:

Deed of Confidentiality

3a:

Deed of Confidentiality

Peter Ford

3b:

Confidentiality Acknowledgement

Peter Ford

9:00 - 9:15am

AGENDA ITEM 4:

Future CIP initiatives

4a:

Discussion Paper

Mike Rothery

4b:

CIP Principles

Mike Rothery

9:15 - 10:00am

AGENDA ITEM 5:

Sector reports

5a:

Communications

Ian Joscelyne

5b:

Energy

Keith Orchison

5c:

Finance

Tony Burke

5d:

Food

Dick Wells

5e:

Water

Gavin Love

10:00 - 10:15am

Morning Tea

10:15 - 11:00am

AGENDA ITEM 6:

State/Territory reports

6a:

ACT

Elizabeth Kelly

6b:

NSW

Brian Howard

6c:

NT

Chris Wrangle

6d:

QLD

Peter Bridgman

6e:

SA

Suzanne Carman

6f:

TAS

Tony Mulder

6g:

VIC

Leo van der Toorren

6h:

WA

Geoff Hay

11:00 - 12:45pm

AGENDA ITEM 7:

Commonwealth agency reports

7a:

AFFA

Tim Roseby

7b:

APRA (rep. ASIC and RBA)

Graham Johnson

7c:

DCITA

Brenton Thomas

7d:

DEST

Patrick Davoren

7e:

DoHA

Greg Sam

7f:

DoTaRS

Steve Borthwick

7g:

EMA

Neil Head

7h:

ITR

Vicki Brown

7i:

NOIE

John Rimmer

7j:

PM&C

Miles Jordana

12:45 - 1:00pm

AGENDA ITEM 8:

NCTC report

Ed Tyrie

1:00 - 1:30pm

AGENDA ITEM 9:

Other BusinessExpert groupsFunding for industry attendanceFuture issuesNext meeting

Trevor Clement

1:30pm

Lunch

Meeting closes at 1.30pm

Attachment C

CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE ADVISORY COUNCIL

Inaugural Meeting

Wednesday, 27 August 2003

SUMMARY RECORD

ATTENDEES:

(See Attachment 1)

The meeting opened at 8:30am.

AGENDA ITEM 1: Welcome and Introduction

The Chairperson, Mr Peter Ford (Attorney-General's Department), welcomed attendees to the inaugural meeting of the Critical Infrastructure Advisory Council (CIAC). The Chair particularly welcomed the representatives from the water services; financial services; food chain; communications; and energy sectors. The Chair noted that all member organisations were represented.

The Chair then provided a brief update on the progress toward creating the Trusted Information Sharing Network for Critical Infrastructure Protection (TISN).

AGENDA ITEM 2: Terms of Reference

Ms Marcella Hawkes (Attorney-General's Department) introduced the draft version of the CIAC Terms of Reference. Ms Hawkes advised that the major changes in the revised document were to Clause 10 to reflect advice recently received in writing from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. Discussion was held on various aspects of the document. The Attorney-General's Department agreed to implement the suggested minor changes of Members. Members agreed to provide final feedback on the document by 12 September 2003. Members agreed to ratify the Terms of Reference for the group out of session.

Ms Hawkes then introduced the draft template Terms of Reference for the IAAGs.

Ms Hawkes advised that the Terms of Reference for the CIAC and the IAAGs groups broadly outline the respective functions of the groups. Members noted that the Terms provide scope to discuss a broad range of issues relating to security, vulnerabilities and generic threats to Australia's critical infrastructure.

Members agreed in principle to the CIAC Terms of Reference and the template Terms of Reference for the IAAGs with minor amendments.

Action Arising:

Action Item 1: Members to provide feedback on CIAC Terms of Reference to Attorney-General's Department by no later than Friday, 12 September 2003.

Action Item 2: Attorney-General's Department to amend the CIAC Terms of Reference to incorporate feedback where appropriate.

Action Item 3: Members to ratify the CIAC Terms of Reference out of session.

AGENDA ITEM 3: Deed of Confidentiality

Ms Hawkes introduced the draft version of the TISN Deed of Confidentiality. Ms Hawkes advised that the Deed had been developed in broad consultation with Australian, State and Territory governments, private sector participants and industry regulators to address the concerns raised by the private sector regarding the handling of potentially commercially sensitive information. Ms Hawkes advised that the Deed is intended to operate as a `safety net' which will facilitate an environment of trust and transparency and that the Deed addressed the confidentiality requirements of the Australian Stock Exchange Listing Rules.

Ms Hawkes advised that the Deed is intended to be restricted in its application to information that is clearly confidential in nature and is to apply in circumstances where it is necessary that information be handled in accordance with a requirement that its confidentiality be maintained and its distribution limited. Members noted that not all information discussed within the TISN will be confidential.

Members noted the requirement for Members who represent private organisations to sign the Deed. Members also noted the possibility to extend the Deed on a needs basis to cover non-member organisations which may attend one or more CIAC meetings where confidential information is discussed. Members noted the requirement for individual government representatives to sign the Confidentiality Acknowledgement.

Members agreed in principle to the TISN Deed of Confidentiality and Confidentiality Acknowledgement with minor amendments.

Action Arising:

Action Item 4: Members to provide feedback on TISN Deed of Confidentiality and Confidentiality Acknowledgement to Attorney-General's Department by no later than Friday, 12 September 2003.

Action Item 5: Attorney-General's Department to amend the TISN Deed of Confidentiality and Confidentiality Acknowledgement to incorporate feedback where appropriate .

AGENDA ITEM 4: Future CIP Initiatives

The Chair advised Members that the Attorney-General's Department is currently working with other Australian Government agencies to identify a range of possible tasks and activities that could be undertaken to support the TISN and to help achieve a stronger regime for Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP). Members were referred to the Discussion Paper on Future CIP Initiatives that was included in the meeting agenda papers.

The Chair recommended that Members consider the Discussion Paper and, if appropriate, endorse the possible future initiatives outlined therein as appropriate for implementing a stronger regime for CIP in Australia.

Members noted that input to the document on other possible initiatives or options was welcomed and encouraged. Members also noted that strategy proposals were welcomed from Members at future meetings.

The Chair then advised Members that the Attorney-General's Department is responsible for ensuring the development and maintenance of a national strategy for CIP and for CIP coordination. Members were referred to the tabled “Principles for Critical Infrastructure Protection” which had been developed by the Attorney-General's Department as the core for this national strategy. Members agreed to provide feedback on the CIP Principles to the Attorney-General's Department by 10 August 2003.

Discussion was then held on the need to identify research priorities. The Attorney-General's Department agreed to include the issue as an agenda item at the next meeting.

Action Arising:

Action Item 6: Members to provide feedback on Discussion Paper and Statement of Principles to Attorney-General's Department by no later than Wednesday, 10 August 2003.

Action Item 7: Attorney-General's Department to amend Discussion Paper and Statement of Principles to reflect outcomes of consultation.

Action Item 8: CIAC Secretariat to add `research priorities' to agenda for next meeting.

AGENDA ITEM 5: Sector Reports

The Council noted the reports by the Communications, Finance and Banking, Food, Energy and Water Services sectors.

AGENDA ITEM 6: State/Territory Reports

The Council noted the reports by each of the States and Territories.

AGENDA ITEM 7: Commonwealth Agency Reports

The Council noted the reports by the Australian Government agencies.

AGENDA ITEM 8: NCTC Reports

Mr Ed Tyrie (National Counter-Terrorism Committee) provided an overview of on progress to date of the National Counter-Terrorism Committee.

AGENDA ITEM 9: Other Business

Mr John Rimmer (National Office for the Information Economy) proposed the establishment of an information technology security expert advisory panel and tabled a paper outlining the proposal. Members agreed to consider the proposal.

Mr Trevor Clement (Attorney-General's Department) advised Members that the Attorney-General's Office had requested that Members provide that Office advance notification of any intended media releases relating to the TISN. Members agreed to provide advance notice to the Attorney-General's Department of any such media releases where possible. Members also agreed to coordinate media releases where possible.

Mr Clement advised Members that there is a requirement for an Australian Government representative to be present at each meeting of the IAAGs.

Mr Clement noted that the success of the TISN was dependent on ongoing communication between TISN members. Discussion was held on how best to facilitate this communication. Mr Clement advised that the CIP Branch of the Attorney-General's Department is developing a newsletter on CIP issues which could be used as the core means of communication for the TISN. Members agreed to channel all relevant information through the CIP Branch of the Attorney-General's Department (via respective lead agencies for the industry sectors) pending the establishment of more formal processes or committees which would be incorporated into the CIP newsletter. Mr Brian Howard (NSW) proposed that the States and Territories also be invited as observers to meetings of the IAAGs and sector representatives agreed to consider this proposal.

Mr Clement also noted the international dimension of CIP and Members' interest in developing overseas linkages. Members agreed to consider this issue at the next meeting.

Members agreed to next meet in November 2003 to consider the national CIP strategy prior to its submission to the Council of Australian Governments in December 2003. Members also agreed to hold a meeting in February 2003 prior to the next United States/Australian Government Bilateral meeting which is scheduled to be held in March 2004. Members agreed that future meetings could be rotated through each of the States and Territories.

Action Item 9: Sector IAAGs to consider inviting State/Territory representatives to meetings.

Action Item 10: Members to channel information through the CIP Branch of the Attorney-General's Department.

Action Item 11: CIAC Secretariat to add `international linkages' to agenda for next meeting.

Action Item 12: Next meeting to be held in November 2003 prior to the COAG meeting in December 2003.

Action Item 13: Third meeting to be held in February 2004 prior to the US/Australian Bilateral meeting in March 2004.

The meeting closed at 1:15pm.

ATTENDEES:

Members

Mr Peter Ford (CHAIR)

Attorney-General's Department

Mr Ian Joscelyne (Proxy)

Communications Sector

Mr Keith Orchison

Energy Sector

Mr Tony Burke

Financial Services Sector

Mr Dick Wells

Food Chain Sector

Mr Gavin Love

Water Services Sector

Mr Graham Johnson

Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority (representing Treasury Portfolio)

Mr Tim Roseby

Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

Mr Brenton Thomas

Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts

Mr Greg Sam (Proxy)

Department of Health and Ageing

Ms Vicki Brown

Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources

Mr Steve Borthwick (Proxy)

Department of Transport and Regional Services

Mr Neil Head (Proxy)

Emergency Management Australia

Mr Ed Tyrie

National Counter-Terrorism Committee

Ms Elizabeth Kelly

ACT Government

MAJGEN Brian Howard

NSW State Government

Mr Chris Wrangle

NT Government

Mr Peter Bridgman

QLD State Government

Ms Suzanne Carman

SA State Government

Mr Tony Mulder

TAS State Government

Mr Leo van der Toorren

VIC State Government

Mr Geoff Hay

WA State Government

Other

Mr Patrick Davoren4

Department of Education, Science and Training

Mr Miles Jordana3

Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet

Mr John Rimmer1

National Office for the Information Economy

Observers

Mr David Perry

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

Mr Alan Edwards

Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

Ms Patricia Liubesic

Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources

Ms Wendy Southern

Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet

Ms Sue McIntosh

Department of Transport and Regional Services

Mr Keith Besgrove

National Office for the Information Economy

Mr Peter Channells

Protective Security Coordination Centre

Mr James Nockels

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation

Mr Patrick Vidgen

QLD State Government

Mr Bryan Fahy

SA State Government

Mr Trevor Clement

Attorney-General's Department

Mr Mike Rothery

Attorney-General's Department

Mr Michael Jerks

Attorney-General's Department

Ms Marcella Hawkes

Attorney-General's Department

Ms Lisa Gilmore

Attorney-General's Department

Ms Amber Jitts

Attorney-General's Department

Ms Leith Watson

Attorney-General's Department

Summary of Action Items:

Action Item 1: Members to provide feedback on CIAC Terms of Reference to Attorney-General's Department by no later than Friday, 12 September 2003.

Completed

Action Item 2: Attorney-General's Department to amend the CIAC Terms of Reference to incorporate feedback where appropriate.

Completed

Action Item 3: Members to ratify the CIAC Terms of Reference out of session.

Pending

Action Item 4: Members to provide feedback on TISN Deed of Confidentiality and Confidentiality Acknowledgement to Attorney-General's Department by no later than Friday, 12 September 2003.

Completed

Action Item 5: Attorney-General's Department to amend the TISN Deed of Confidentiality and Confidentiality Acknowledgement to incorporate feedback where appropriate.

Completed

Action Item 6: Members to provide feedback on Discussion Paper and Statement of Principles to Attorney-General's Department by no later than Wednesday, 10 August 2003.

Completed

Action Item 7: Attorney-General's Department to amend Discussion Paper and Statement of Principles to reflect outcomes of consultation.

Completed

Action Item 8: CIAC Secretariat to add `research priorities' to agenda for next meeting.

Completed

Action Item 9: Sector IAAGs to consider inviting State/Territory representatives to meetings.

Ongoing

Action Item 10: Members to channel information through the CIP Branch of the Attorney-General's Department.

Ongoing

Action Item 11: CIAC Secretariat to add `international linkages' to agenda for next meeting.

Completed

Action Item 12: Next meeting to be held in November 2003 prior to the COAG meeting in December 2003.

Completed

Action Item 13: Third meeting to be held in February 2004 prior to the US/Australian Bilateral meeting in March 2004.

Pending

Attachment D

CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE ADVISORY COUNCIL

Thursday, 4 December 2003

9:00am - 1:30pm

Senate Alcove

Parliament House

Canberra

AGENDA

Meeting opens at 9:00am (tea and coffee served)

Time

Agenda Item

Speakers

9:00am

AGENDA ITEM 1:

Welcome and Introduction of the Attorney-General

Ian Carnell

9:00 - 9:05am

AGENDA ITEM 2:

Address by the Attorney-General

Philip Ruddock MP

9:05 - 9:10am

AGENDA ITEM 3:

Ratification of Record of Meeting held 27 August 2003

Ian Carnell

3a:

Business Arising

AGD

9:10 - 9:30am

AGENDA ITEM 4:

Ratification of CIAC Terms of Reference

Ian Carnell

9:30 - 9:50am

AGENDA ITEM 5:

Ratification of Deed of Confidentiality

5a:

Deed of Confidentiality

AGD

5b:

Confidentiality Acknowledgement

AGD

9:50 - 10:10am

AGENDA ITEM 6:

Ratification of National CIP Strategy

AGD

10:10 - 10:30am

AGENDA ITEM 7:

Ratification of CIP Risk Management Framework

AGD

10:30 - 10:45am

Morning Tea

10:45 - 11:00am

AGENDA ITEM 8:

International Linkages

All

11:00 - 11:20am

AGENDA ITEM 9:

Cross-sectoral CIP issues

All

11:20 - 11:40am

AGENDA ITEM 10:

Expert Advisory Groups

All

11:40 - 12:00pm

AGENDA ITEM 11:

Research Priorities

11a:

CIP Research Priorities

AGD

11b:

SET Unit

PM&C (SET)

12:00 - 1:00pm

AGENDA ITEM 12:

Forward CIP workplans and initiatives

Sectors

12a:

Proposed new IAAG

AGD

1:00 - 1:25pm

AGENDA ITEM 13:

Other Business

Ian Carnell

13a:

Aggregation and management of data

PSCC/ASIO

13b:

Broadcasting

DCITA

1:25 - 1:30pm

AGENDA ITEM 14:

Next Meeting (February/March 2004)

Ian Carnell

1:30pm

Lunch

Meeting closes at 1.30pm (lunch served until 2pm)

1 Interim health sector representative

2 Representing the treasury portfolio

3 Special Adviser on national research priorities

4 Special Adviser on government relations

5 Special Adviser on eSecurity

6 Special Adviser on National Research Priorities

7 Special Adviser on Australian, State and Territory government relations

8 Special Adviser on eSecurity