Department of Transport (1930–32)
|Formed||21 April 1930|
|Dissolved||12 April 1932|
|Jurisdiction||Commonwealth of Australia|
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.
At its creation, the Department was responsible for the following:
- Assisted migration from Great Britain, comprising household workers, boys for farms and re-union of families. Functions include approval or otherwise of requisitions by States for migrants; examination, selection and approval in Great Britain; also transportation to Australia
- Australian Overseas Transport Association
- Commonwealth Railways
- Co-ordination of Australian transport services- Collection and dissemination of information regarding Australia's resources and production, including transport and taxation
- Federal Transport Council
- Interstate railway freights
- Mechanical transport development, including
- the testing of various types of motor vehicles likely to cheapen and improve Australian transport;
- use in motor vehicles of Australian fuel, such as producer gas from charcoal;
- dissemination of information regarding the latest overseas developments affecting motor transport.
- Overseas transport
- Unification of railway gauges
- War Service Homes
The Secretary of the Department was Herbert Charles Brown.
- CA 26: Department of Transport [I], Central Office, National Archives of Australia, retrieved 2 December 2013
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