A strong message from the Australian government in relation to ransomware.  When the legislation backing the plan comes into force, attackers, if caught, will face harsher penalties.  Anyone who takes advantage of the attacks, for example, by dealing with stolen data, will also be subject to penalties.  
Note though most attacks are likely to be initiated from outside of Australia, so it will be interesting to see how much enforcement will actually result.   With ransomware being a global problem, it will also be interesting to see what other countries follow with similar initiatives.