One change passed gives the Home Affairs Minister power to direct a person or an entity to take measures to prevent, detect or counter a threat to national security, essential services, defence or foreign relations of the country.

For instance, a critical information- infrastructure operator may be required to provide information on computer programs or report cyber-security breaches to the minister.

Those who fail to comply can be fined up to $50,000, jailed for up to 10 years, or both.


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