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The Administrative Arrangements Order of 3 August 2023 transferred responsibility for protective security policy, including the Protective Security Policy Framework, to the Department of Home Affairs from the Attorney-General’s Department. These Machinery of Government (MOG) changes commenced on 4 August 2023.

The new email protective marking standard has been released

The new email protective marking standard (EPMS) has been released. The EPMS is Annex B to the PSPF policy: 8 Sensitive and classified information.

The EPMS will help ensure all Australian Government entities use a standardised format for protective markings on emails exchanged both in and between entities. Applying a standard format for protective markings supports processes and systems, such as an entity's email gateway, to control the flow of information into and out of the entity. For message recipients it also identifies what handling protections are needed to safeguard the information. For more information see the new EPMS.