Australian Government passes critical infrastructure national security Bill

Australia’s Parliament has passed the Security of Critical Infrastructure Bill in what the government called a bid to protect the electricity, gas, ports, and water sectors from “foreign involvement” that could lead to espionage, sabotage, and coercion, and giving ministers the power to direct companies to conduct risk mitigation actions.

The legislation [PDF] was designed for the purpose of increasing the federal government’s capacity to manage national security risks arising as a result of offshore and overseas involvement and control over infrastructure.

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Source: ZDNet