Government Community of Practice

Background

This forum was created in order for AM professionals in government bodies to convene, share, and grow their asset management skills and knowledge. It acts as a single meeting place for government professionals in asset management, bringing together and establishing connections that may have otherwise not been available.

Goals of the CoP

  • Bring together a group of like-minded professionals in government asset management
  • Share knowledge, experiences, and case studies in order to learn
  • Create strategies for implementing and improving current challenges in asset management in government departments
  • Help government bodies develop and enhance their asset management practice starting from the planning phase through to the retirement phase

Key meeting places of the CoP

The Sydney, Peth, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Hobart chapters will each hold government CoP events annually. To enquire about these events, please email the respective chapter chair.
For those who subscribe, a monthly newsletter will be emailed, containing all government-sector news in the asset management sphere.

Changes to the Security of Critical Infrastructure Act 2018 are planned that are of importance to asset management with provision being made to:

  • provide that specified critical infrastructure assets must adopt and maintain a critical infrastructure risk management program;
  • provide for annual reporting obligations for assets that are exempt from the risk management program obligation;
  • make minor amendments in relation to consultation requirements and immunities;
  • provide for additional cyber security obligations that may be applied in relation to systems of national significance;
  • provide that directions facilitating government assistance to industry in the event of a serious cyber security incident prevail over the requirements of a risk management program;
  • amend provisions that authorise the use and disclosure of protected information;
  • provide that the minister's power to privately declare an asset as a critical infrastructure asset includes a power to require compliance with a risk management program;
  • enable the minister to declare a critical infrastructure asset to be a system of national of significance; and
  • include additional reporting requirements;
  • and AusCheck Act 2007 to make consequential amendments.
  • also makes a technical amendment to the Criminal Code Act 1995.

Access the Critical Infrastructure Protection Bill here.

There will be a presentation on how to prepare for the Critical Infrastructure Protection Bill at AMPEAK22 so don’t miss the presentation scheduled for Session 8C on Wednesday 6th April commencing at 12noon!