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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 11 June 2024. Before 11 June 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.

Protective Security Policy Framework (PSPF) Assessment Report 2022–23

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Each financial year, non-corporate Commonwealth entities must report on their security posture to their portfolio minister and the Department of Home Affairs. This report provides assurance to government and the Australian public that entities are implementing security measures that proportionately address their unique security risk environments.

We have now published the PSPF Assessment Report 2022–23. This is the fifth report using the 4-level security maturity model to measure implementation of the PSPF requirements.

This year, Ninety-nine per cent (99%) of entities reported Maturity Level Two or higher for overall maturity, which equates to substantial implementation of PSPF requirements, a 1% improvement over 2021–22. One entity reported overall maturity of Maturity Level One, which equates to partial implementation of PSPF requirements, a decrease from two entities in 2021–22.

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