Don Brice

Pragmatic and balanced approach needed

APGA has called for a pragmatic and balanced approach in the development of the enhanced critical infrastructure framework being considered by the Department of Home Affairs.

In our submission to the consultation on the framework’s development, APGA said unnecessarily onerous new administrative requirements or costly duplication of existing regulatory obligations should be avoided.

“This would be especially unwelcome at a time when rising energy costs are being raised as a risk to future economic prosperity,” the APGA submission says.

“Although the consultation paper is very high-level and much of the detail is yet to be determined, APGA is cautiously optimistic that such a pragmatic, balanced approach is possible. The proposed use of principles-based obligations underpinned by sector specific standards is a very good start”.

Read more in the Submission to the DHA Critical Infrastructure Consultation.

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