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Related Australian information sources

The following list is not exhaustive. It is provided to assist Australian Government agencies. Agencies using other information sources are requested to contact us and provide details.

Trusted Information Sharing Network (TISN)

The Trusted Information Sharing Network (TISN) for Critical Infrastructure Resilience provides an environment where business and government can share vital information on security issues relevant to the protection of our critical infrastructure and the continuity of essential services in the face of all hazards.
The TISN produces a number of resilience publications.

ASIO Business Liaison Unit

The ASIO Business Liaison Unit (ASIO-BLU) provides owners and operators of critical infrastructure and other relevant members of the Australian business community timely ASIO information on matters affecting the security of the assets and staff for which they are responsible. ASIO-BLU is also available to government agency security management personnel.
Access to information provided through ASIO-BLU is limited to registered ASIO-BLU subscribers. Subscription forms are available from the ASIO-BLU website.

Protective security policy community on GovDex

The Protective Security Policy Team at the Attorney-General’s Department manages the Protective Security Policy community on GovDex. This community contains additional ‘For Official Use Only’ resources, and limited distribution information. This is available to government agency security managers only. Agency security managers should contact us for access.

ANAO protective security audit reports and better practice guides

Audit reports

The ANAO undertakes periodic protective security performance audits of selected government agencies. The most recent reports are:

Better practice guides

ANAO Better Practice Guides (BPGs) aim to improve public administration by providing a mechanism whereby better practices employed in organisations are recognised and promulgated to all Australian Government entities. BPGs relating to elements of protective security governance are:

Document Verification Service

The Document Verification Service (DVS) links organisations that rely on clients' evidence of identity information with the authorities that issued it.

If a person presents an organisation with a primary Australian identification document such as a passport or a driver’s licence as evidence of their identity, the organisation can use the DVS to check the authenticity of the document with the relevant issuing agency.

National identity proofing guidelines

The Attorney-General’s Department is coordinating the development of new national identity proofing guidelines. The guidelines are designed to outline a best-practice, risk-based approach to verifying the identity of a person (ie identity proofing) by government agencies.

Australian fraud, anti-corruption and misconduct advice

Commonwealth Fraud Control Framework

The Commonwealth Fraud Control Framework outlines the Australian Government’s requirements for fraud control, including that government entities put in place a comprehensive fraud control program that covers prevention, detection, investigation and reporting strategies.

The three key documents in the Commonwealth Fraud Control Framework are the Fraud Rule, Fraud Policy and Fraud Guidance.

AFP Fraud and Anticorruption business area

The AFP established the Fraud and Anti-Corruption (FAC) business area under the Crime Program in February 2013. FAC enhances the AFP response to serious and complex fraud against the Commonwealth, corruption by Australian Government employees, foreign bribery and complex identity crime involving the manufacture and abuse of credentials.

Australian Public Service Commission employment and conduct advice

The Australian Public Service Commission provides advice on managing misconduct.