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Security of Critical Infrastructure Bill 2018


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Security of Critical Infrastructure Bill 2017



Type
Government
Originating house
Senate
Status
Act
Portfolio
Attorney-General

Summary

Introduced with the Security of Critical Infrastructure (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2017, the bill provides for the management of the national security risks of espionage, sabotage and coercion arising from foreign involvement in Australia’s critical infrastructure by: establishing a Register of Critical Infrastructure Assets; providing the minister with a power to direct a reporting entity or operator of a critical infrastructure asset to do, or refrain from doing, an act or thing within a specified period of time; empowering the secretary to request certain information from reporting entities and operators of critical infrastructure assets; and providing that the minister can privately declare an asset to be a critical infrastructure asset in certain circumstances.

Progress of bill

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Senate
Introduced and read a first time 07/12/17  
Second reading debate 07/12/17  
Second reading debate 28/03/18  
Second reading agreed to 28/03/18  
Committee of the Whole debate 28/03/18 Amendment details: 20 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 28/03/18  
     
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 28/03/18  
Second reading moved 28/03/18  
Second reading debate 28/03/18  
Second reading agreed to 28/03/18  
Third reading agreed to 28/03/18  
     
Finally passed both Houses 28/03/18  
Assent 11/04/18 Act no: 29 - Year: 2018
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • Third reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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  • Addendum to explanatory memorandum

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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Government [sheet KE133]

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes