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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 11: Robust ICT systems has been amended to require Australian Government entities to implement a Protective Domain Name System (PDNS) service or other security mechanisms to prevent connections to and from known malicious endpoints. This amendment supports entities to strengthen protections for government networks.