Industry and expert panels to give evidence on security of critical infrastructure

The Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee will hold two days of public hearings on Thursday 8 and Friday 9 July as part of its Review of the Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure) Bill 2020 and Statutory Review of the Security of Critical Infrastructure Act 2018.

The Committee will hear from a selected range of industry, union and expert representatives that have engaged with the Committee for its review. Opening statements have been received from some witnesses and can be accessed as supplementary submissions.

Senator James Paterson, Chair of the Committee, said ‘It is vital that we hear from the companies and industries affected by the proposed framework under the Bill, to ensure that the serious cyber security risks we face can be met effectively with the lowest possible regulatory burden and cost to consumers.’

Further information on the inquiry can be obtained from the Committee’s website.

Public hearings details

Thursday 8 and Friday 9 July 2021

9:30 am–5:00 pm (AEST)

Committee Room 2R1, Parliament House, Canberra and via videoconference

Programs for the hearings are available on the committee’s website and the hearing will be broadcast live at

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