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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 update – security governance

Protective Security Policy Framework (PSPF) policy 5: Reporting on security has been updated. Changes have been made to the PSPF maturity model to:

  • update the maturity levels and descriptors
  • clarify the language and terminology used
  • ensure appropriate alignment of the PSPF and the Essential Eight Maturity Models
  • better reflect entities' operational experiences.

We will continue to periodically review the maturity model to ensure it remains fit-for-purpose.