Australia has a complex and relatively new national security framework.

There are criminal offences and regulatory controls directed at protecting critical infrastructure, intellectual property, and political process from foreign influence and interference. These laws can have an important impact on company dealings and, in some cases, regulate the conduct of directors. Failure to comply can result in heavy penalties and, in some cases, remedial directions. 

This director tool examines key areas of national security compliance for directors, including broadly stated criminal offences, requirements to register when engaging in political and public communications with or for certain foreign companies and persons, disclosure and control rules that apply to critical infrastructure and restrictions on foreign-owned companies investing in Australia.

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