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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 – personnel security

Protective Security Policy Framework (PSPF) Policy 12: Eligibility and suitability of personnel and Policy 13: Ongoing assessment of personnel have been updated to reflect a terminology change for ASIO security assessments. The term ‘ASIO security assessment’ has changed to ‘ASIO security clearance suitability assessment’. This aligns more closely with changes to the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979.