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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.


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The PSPF provides that, having considered advice from lead protective security entities, the Secretary of the Department of Home Affairs may issue a direction to accountable authorities to manage a protective security risk to the Commonwealth. The accountable authority of each entity must adhere to any direction issued. Refer to PSPF policy 1: Role of accountable authority.