Cyber White Paper
(Question No. 1732)
Senator Ludlam asked the Minister representing the Prime Minister, upon notice, on 22 March 2012:
With reference to the development of the Cyber White Paper:
(a) which agencies are involved in the paper;
(b) will a draft be released for community consultation;
(c) what is the expected release date;
(d) does the Cyber White Paper Committee plan to take evidence through public hearings; and
(e) what budget and staffing resources have been allocated.
Corrigendum: On 11 April 2012, Senator Ludlam's office advised that the reference to 'the Cyber White Paper Committee' in part (d) of QON 1732 should read 'the Cyber Policy Coordinator and the Cyber Security Policy and Coordination Committee'.
Senator Chris Evans: The Prime Minister has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:
(a) The following agencies have been members of the governance committees associated with developing the Cyber White Paper:
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
Australian Communications and Media Authority
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
Australian Crime Commission
Australian Customs and Border Protection Service
Australian Federal Police
Australian Government Information Management Office
Australian Postal Corporation
Australian Taxation Office
Department of Broadband, Communications, and the Digital Economy
Department of Defence
Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
Department of Finance and Deregulation
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Department of Human Services
Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education
Department of Infrastructure and Transport
Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts & Sport
Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism
Office of the Australian Information Commissioner
Office of Best Practice Regulation
Office of National Assessments
(b) No, however there was an extensive public consultation process undertaken as part of the development of the Cyber White Paper.
(c) Mid 2012.
(d) No, however there was an extensive public consultation process undertaken as part of the development of the Cyber White Paper.
(e) Costs for the Cyber White Paper are being met from the current departmental allocation. Approximately $250,000 has been allocated to the Cyber White Paper. At its peak, 11 officials from across Government were working on the Cyber White Paper.