Protecting our critical infrastructure as 'Team Australia'
The resilience of our critical infrastructure is important to every sector and jurisdiction across the country and ensuring its operation is the combined responsibility of all three levels or government and thousands of private organisations across most sectors. For this reason, we must take a ‘Team Australia’ approach to this challenge and find the science and technology solutions that will protect our keystone infrastructure into the future.
Importantly, these challenges are not unique to Australia. Solutions to these challenges also represent new market opportunities for Australian businesses and new local jobs for Australia.
Our mission aims to bring together a broad coalition of government and private sector stakeholders to develop solutions, leveraging leading edge science and technology and global expertise, to ensure the ongoing resilience of our critical infrastructure.
Areas defined as critical infrastructure include energy, telecommunications, financial services, defence, water and sewerage, transport, higher education and research, data storage and processing, food and grocery, healthcare and medical.