Department of Employment, Workplace Relations and Small Business

The Department of Employment, Workplace Relations and Small Business was an Australian government department that existed between October 1998 and November 2001.

Department of Employment, Workplace Relations and Small Business
Department overview
Formed21 October 1998[1]
Preceding Department
Dissolved26 November 2001[1]
Superseding agency
JurisdictionCommonwealth of Australia
HeadquartersCanberra
Ministers responsible
Department executive

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, in the Department's annual reports and on the Department's website.

At its creation, the Department was responsible for the following:[2]

  • Employment policy, including employment services
  • Job Network
  • Labour market programs, including the Work for the Dole scheme
  • Workplace relations policy development, advocacy and implementation
  • Promotion of flexible workplace relations policies and practices
  • Small business policy and implementation, including business entry point management
  • Co-ordination of labour market research
  • Australian government employment pay and conditions
  • Occupational health and safety, rehabilitation and compensation
  • Notification and assessment of industrial chemicals
  • Affirmative action
  • Work and family issues

StructureEdit

The Department was an Australian Public Service department, staffed by officials who were responsible to the Minister for Employment, Workplace Relations and Small Business.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c CA 8613: Department of Employment, Workplace Relations and Small Business, Central Office, National Archives of Australia, retrieved 5 December 2013
  2. ^ Administrative Arrangements Order issued 21 October 1998 (PDF), National Archives of Australia, 21 October 1998, archived from the original (PDF) on 27 April 2013