#AABill in economic context - Part 1: key perceptions about the economic implications of the legislation
AustCyber’s mission focuses on the economic opportunity of Australia’s cyber security sector.
Many in Australia’s cyber security industry have raised economically oriented concerns about the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Bill 2018 as well as the amendments made immediately prior to the Bill’s passage through the Australian Parliament in early December 2018. It is unlikely – and understandably so – that companies have read, or had the opportunity to understand, the detail of the legislation as passed.
There has also been a lot of public and political discourse on the pros and cons of the legislation, some of which is conflicting and has created further confusion among the sector and its broader stakeholders.
AustCyber will deliver a series of communication materials that inform stakeholders on the facts, and where we see the need for clarification or further industry consultation on economic related issues.
To underpin this, we sponsored the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) to deliver a report on industry’s views on any potential or perceived impediments to sector growth stemming from the Bill. The report, Perceptions survey: Industry views of the economic implications of the Assistance and Access Bill 2018, was published on 20 December 2018.
This document, Part 1 of the series referred to, seeks to support the Australian cyber security industry to better understand the facts and context of areas of the legislation industry have told us are of most concern for their company at this time, including through the survey process.