The Protective Security in Government Conference Concept and Program has been developed by the independent think tank the Australian Security Research Centre (est 2006) in consultation with staff from the Federal Attorney-General’s Department (AGD), senior security industry officials and security organisations. While it is not an official Government event or endorsed by the AGD, both the Attorney General and the Minister for Home Affairs and members of the AGD PSPF team have been invited by the ASRC to present and participate.