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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.

Policy amendment – information security

Protective Security Policy Framework (PSPF) Policy 9: Access to information has been amended to clarify section C.4 Temporary access to classified resources. It specifies that an individual can be provided with short-term access for a total combined maximum of 3 months in a 12-month period regardless of the number of entities involved.