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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.

PSPF on a page

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The PSPF on a page provides an overview of the framework, comprising the:

  • fundamental security principles that apply to every area of security and guide decision-making
  • four security outcomes, that are the desired end-state results the government aims to achieve, and
  • sixteen core requirements that describe the minimum level of security acceptable to Government.