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Biographical details—Sarah Chidgey

Sarah Chidgey, Deputy Secretary, Integrity and International Group

Portrait of Sarah Chidgey

Sarah Chidgey is Deputy Secretary for the Integrity and International Group in the Attorney-General's Department. Sarah is responsible for a wide range of integrity, security, criminal justice, intelligence legislation, international law and international cooperation matters.

Sarah has held several executive positions in the department, including First Assistant Secretary, Cyber and Infrastructure Security Division; First Assistant Secretary, National Security Division; First Assistant Secretary, Strategy and Delivery Division; and Assistant Secretary of the Criminal Law and Law Enforcement Branch. Sarah has also held positions as Senior Adviser on Immigration and Emergency Management in the Office of the Prime Minister, National Security Adviser in the Office of the Attorney-General, and in the Domestic Security Branch of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Sarah has honours degrees in Arts and in Law from the Australian National University.