Title Security of Critical Infrastructure Bill 2018
Database Bills & Legislation
Long Title A Bill for an Act to create a framework for managing critical infrastructure, and for related purposes
Date 28-03-2018 07:32 PM
Source Senate
Parl No. 45
Bill Number 289/17
Bill Type Government
Portfolio Attorney-General
Reps Bill Code O
Status Act
System Id legislation/bills/s1118_aspassed/0000


Security of Critical Infrastructure Bill 2018
</head> <body lang="EN-AU" xml:lang="EN-AU"> <div class="WordSection1"> <p class="Session">2016‑2017‑2018</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt">The Parliament of the</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt">Commonwealth of Australia</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"> </span></p> <p class="House">THE SENATE</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="Reading">As passed by both Houses</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="ShortT">Security of Critical Infrastructure Bill 2018</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="Actno">No.      , 2018</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="LongT">A Bill for an Act to create a framework for managing critical infrastructure, and for related purposes</p> <p class="MsoHeader"><span class="CharChapNo"> </span><span class="CharChapText"> </span></p> <p class="MsoHeader"><span class="CharPartNo"> </span><span class="CharPartText"> </span></p> <p class="MsoHeader"><span class="CharDivNo"> </span><span class="CharDivText"> </span></p> </div> <span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif""><br clear="all" style="page-break-before:always"/></span> <div class="WordSection2"> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:18.0pt">Contents</span></p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 1—Preliminary<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                                            </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">1</span></p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 1—Preliminary<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                             </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">1</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1</p> <p class="MsoToc5">2............ Commencement................................................................................... 2</p> <p class="MsoToc5">3............ Object.................................................................................................. 2</p> <p class="MsoToc5">4............ Simplified outline of this Act.............................................................. 3</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 2—Definitions<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                               </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">5</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">5............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 5</p> <p class="MsoToc5">6............ Meaning of <i>interest and control information</i>.................................... 10</p> <p class="MsoToc5">7............ Meaning of <i>operational information</i>................................................. 12</p> <p class="MsoToc5">8............ Meaning of <i>direct interest holder</i>...................................................... 12</p> <p class="MsoToc5">8A......... Meaning of <i>influence or control</i>........................................................ 14</p> <p class="MsoToc5">8B......... Meaning of <i>associate</i>........................................................................ 15</p> <p class="MsoToc5">8C......... Meanings of <i>subsidiary</i> and <i>holding entity</i>....................................... 16</p> <p class="MsoToc5">9............ Meaning of <i>critical infrastructure asset</i>............................................ 16</p> <p class="MsoToc5">10.......... Meaning of <i>critical electricity asset</i>................................................... 18</p> <p class="MsoToc5">11.......... Meaning of <i>critical port</i>.................................................................... 18</p> <p class="MsoToc5">12.......... Meaning of <i>critical gas asset</i>............................................................ 19</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 3—Constitutional provisions and application of this Act<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">    </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">21</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">13.......... Application of this Act...................................................................... 21</p> <p class="MsoToc5">14.......... Extraterritoriality............................................................................... 21</p> <p class="MsoToc5">15.......... This Act binds the Crown................................................................. 21</p> <p class="MsoToc5">16.......... Concurrent operation of State and Territory laws.............................. 22</p> <p class="MsoToc5">17.......... State constitutional powers................................................................ 22</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 2—Register of Critical Infrastructure Assets<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                         </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">23</span></p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 1—Simplified outline of this Part<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                      </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">23</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">18.......... Simplified outline of this Part............................................................ 23</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 2—Register of Critical Infrastructure Assets<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                           </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">24</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">19.......... Secretary must keep Register............................................................ 24</p> <p class="MsoToc5">20.......... Secretary may add information to Register........................................ 24</p> <p class="MsoToc5">21.......... Secretary may correct or update information in the Register............. 24</p> <p class="MsoToc5">22.......... Register not to be made public.......................................................... 24</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 3—Obligation to give information and notify of events<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">       </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">25</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">23.......... Initial obligation to give information................................................. 25</p> <p class="MsoToc5">24.......... Ongoing obligation to give information and notify of events............ 25</p> <p class="MsoToc5">25.......... Information that is not able to be obtained......................................... 28</p> <p class="MsoToc5">26.......... Meaning of <i>notifiable event</i>............................................................... 28</p> <p class="MsoToc5">27.......... Rules may exempt from requirement to give notice or information... 28</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 4—Giving of notice or information by agents etc.<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                  </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">30</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">28.......... Requirement for executors and administrators to give notice or information for individuals who die      30</p> <p class="MsoToc5">29.......... Requirement for corporate liquidators etc. to give notice or information  30</p> <p class="MsoToc5">30.......... Agents may give notice or information............................................. 30</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 3—Directions by the Minister<span style="font-size: 9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                                           </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">31</span></p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 1—Simplified outline of this Part<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                      </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">31</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">31.......... Simplified outline of this Part............................................................ 31</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 2—Directions by the Minister<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                            </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">32</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">32.......... Direction if risk of act or omission that wouldbe prejudicial to security  32</p> <p class="MsoToc5">33.......... Consultation before giving direction................................................. 33</p> <p class="MsoToc5">34.......... Requirement to comply with direction............................................... 34</p> <p class="MsoToc5">35.......... Exception—acquisition of property................................................... 34</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 4—Gathering and using information<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                          </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">35</span></p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 1—Simplified outline of this Part<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                      </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">35</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">36.......... Simplified outline of this Part............................................................ 35</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 2—Secretary’s power to obtain information or documents <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">36</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">37.......... Secretary may obtain information or documents from entities........... 36</p> <p class="MsoToc5">38.......... Copies of documents......................................................................... 37</p> <p class="MsoToc5">39.......... Retention of documents..................................................................... 37</p> <p class="MsoToc5">40.......... Self‑incrimination.............................................................................. 38</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 3—Use and disclosure of protected information<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                      </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">39</span></p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision A—Authorised use and disclosure<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">39</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">41.......... Authorised use and disclosure—performing functions etc................ 39</p> <p class="MsoToc5">42.......... Authorised use and disclosure—other person’s functions etc........... 39</p> <p class="MsoToc5">43.......... Authorised disclosure relating to law enforcement............................ 40</p> <p class="MsoToc5">44.......... Secondary use and disclosure of protected information.................... 40</p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision B—Offence for unauthorised use or disclosure<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                       </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">41</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">45.......... Offence for unauthorised use or disclosure of protected information 41</p> <p class="MsoToc5">46.......... Exceptions to offence for unauthorised use or disclosure................. 41</p> <p class="MsoToc5">47.......... No requirement to provide information............................................. 42</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 5—Enforcement<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                                        </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">43</span></p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 1—Simplified outline of this Part<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                      </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">43</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">48.......... Simplified outline of this Part............................................................ 43</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 2—Civil penalties, enforceable undertakings and injunctions <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">44</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">49.......... Civil penalties, enforceable undertakings and injunctions................. 44</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 6—Declaration of assets by the Minister<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                   </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">46</span></p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 1—Simplified outline of this Part<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                      </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">46</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">50.......... Simplified outline of this Part............................................................ 46</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 2—Declaration of assets by the Minister<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                     </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">47</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">51.......... Declaration of assets by the Minister................................................ 47</p> <p class="MsoToc5">52.......... Notification of change to reporting entities for asset......................... 48</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 7—Miscellaneous<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                                      </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">49</span></p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 1—Simplified outline of this Part<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                      </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">49</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">53.......... Simplified outline of this Part............................................................ 49</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 2—Treatment of certain entities<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                       </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">50</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">53A....... How certain entities hold interests..................................................... 50</p> <p class="MsoToc5">54.......... Treatment of partnerships.................................................................. 50</p> <p class="MsoToc5">55.......... Treatment of trusts and superannuation funds that are trusts............. 51</p> <p class="MsoToc5">56.......... Treatment of unincorporated foreign companies............................... 52</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 3—Matters relating to Secretary’s powers<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">53</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">57.......... Additional power of Secretary.......................................................... 53</p> <p class="MsoToc5">58.......... Assets ceasing to be critical infrastructure assets.............................. 53</p> <p class="MsoToc5">59.......... Delegation of Secretary’s powers..................................................... 53</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 4—Periodic reports, reviews and rules<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                         </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">54</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">60.......... Periodic report................................................................................... 54</p> <p class="MsoToc5">60A....... Review of this Act............................................................................ 54</p> <p class="MsoToc5">61.......... Rules................................................................................................. 55</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> </div> <span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif""><br clear="all" style="page-break-before:always"/></span> <div class="WordSection3"> <p class="Page1">A Bill for an Act to create a framework for managing critical infrastructure, and for related purposes</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top:12.0pt;line-height:normal"> <span style="font-size:16.0pt">The Parliament of Australia enacts:</span></p> <?DMS-Include seriesId="2db87174-1cab-47bf-bcf5-8a8de08c3f59"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="1112fdba-d894-4509-ad3b-e4195f4ca6cf"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="5eb8b3e5-7c58-46d9-9a91-802d9ce8af81"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="05936944-5deb-4fa1-97f8-5dcbd02003af"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="b06c3a93-6c1b-44d3-bd89-59253518c4b0"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="34ebd807-a2fb-45b4-87ba-5817e7d1c46a"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="a53499fc-7f4c-497f-a2d8-eda7427e3849"?></div> </body> </div></div></body></html>