Australian Government - Attorney-General's Department

Security Policy

Achieving a Just and Secure Society

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Australian Government Personnel Security

The purpose of personnel security is to provide a level of assurance as to the honesty, trustworthiness, maturity, tolerance and loyalty of individuals who access Australian Government resources.

Personnel security aims to:

  • reduce the risk of loss, damage or compromise of Australian Government resources by providing assurance about the suitability of personnel authorised to access those resources
  • create an environment where those accessing Australian Government resources are aware of the responsibilities that come with that access and abide with their obligations under the Protective Security Policy Framework
  • minimise potential for misuse of Australian Government resources through inadvertent or deliberate unauthorised disclosure
  • support a culture of protective security.