Department of Education and Youth Affairs

The Department of Education and Youth Affairs was an Australian government department that existed between March 1983 and December 1984.

Department of Education and Youth Affairs
Department overview
Formed11 March 1983[1]
Preceding Department
Dissolved13 December 1984[1]
Superseding agency
JurisdictionCommonwealth of Australia
HeadquartersPhillip, Canberra
Minister responsible
Department executives

HistoryEdit

The Department was established by the Hawke Government in March 1983, a renaming of the Department of Education in view of significant changes to departmental functions following the federal election of that month.[2]

ScopeEdit

Information about the department's functions and/or government funding allocation could be found in the Administrative Arrangements Orders, the annual Portfolio Budget Statements and in the Department's annual reports.

The functions of the Department at its creation were:[1]

  • Education, other than migrant adult education
  • Youth Affairs.

StructureEdit

The Department was a Commonwealth Public Service department, staffed by officials who were responsible to the Minister for Education and Youth Affairs.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d CA 3494: Department of Education and Youth Affairs, Central Office, National Archives of Australia, retrieved 11 January 2014 CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Hawke, Robert (10 March 1983), STATEMENT BY THE PRIME MINISTER-DESIGNATE, MR BOB HAWKE MP, archived from the original on 11 January 2014 CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)