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

The PSPF Reporting Portal will transfer to the Department of Home Affairs on 24 May 2024. Before 24 May 2024, all entities and users must set up new authentication credentials through VANguard. You can get more information by contacting the Government Protective Security Policy section at or the PSPF hotline on 02 5127 9999.

Policy update – Direction on the TikTok application

The Attorney-General today announced changes to the Protective Security Policy Framework (PSPF) that enable the Secretary of the Attorney-General’s Department (AGD) to issue mandatory directions to government entities when considered necessary to manage a protective security risk to the Commonwealth.

PSPF policy 1: Role of accountable authority and PSPF policy 3: Security planning and risk management have been updated to reflect this announcement.

Direction 001-2023 on the TikTok application

The Secretary of AGD has issued the first of these directions – Direction 001-2023. This direction restricts the use of the TikTok application on government devices, based on the security risk presented by that application.

See the updated PSPF policies and Direction 001-2023 for more information.