The Critical Infrastructure Resilience Strategy describes the Australian Government’s approach to enhancing the resilience of our critical infrastructure to all hazards.
The strategy recognises the importance of critical infrastructure, including those parts that provide essential services for everyday life (such as energy, food, water, transport, communications, health and banking and finance).
A significant proportion of Australia’s critical infrastructure is privately owned or operated on a commercial basis. In most cases, the owners and operators of critical infrastructure are best placed to manage risks to their operations and determine the most appropriate mitigation strategies.
In this regard, the Trusted Information Sharing Network (TISN) was established to provide a mechanism where business and government can share vital information on security issues relevant to the protection and resilience of our critical infrastructure and the continuity of essential services.
Food and Grocery Sector Group – a Trusted Information Sharing Network
The Food and Grocery Sector Group (FGSG), established under the Critical Infrastructure Resilience Strategy, develops strategies and options to mitigate risks and maintain continuity of food supply during a national emergency. The FGSG is chaired by the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Food and Grocery Council. The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources role is to provide secretariat support to the FGSG.
The FGSG has developed an adaptable pantry list that may be of use in building resilience within the community in the event of a prolonged emergency.
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