Department of Works (1945)

The Department of Works was an Australian government department that existed between February and July 1945. It was the second so-named Australian Government department.

Department of Works
Department overview
Formed2 February 1945[1]
Preceding Department
Dissolved13 July 1945[1]
Superseding agency
JurisdictionCommonwealth of Australia
Minister responsible
Department executive

History edit

The department was established in February 1945 under the Curtin government. Less than five months later, in July 1945, it was dismantled by the Chifley government soon after the death of John Curtin.[2]

Structure edit

The Department was a Commonwealth Public Service department, staffed by officials who were responsible to the Minister for Works, Bert Lazzarini.[1] The Director-General of the Department was Louis F. Loder.[1]

References edit

  1. ^ a b c d CA 50: Department of Works [II], Central Office, National Archives of Australia, retrieved 18 December 2013
  2. ^ Commonwealth Gazette (PDF), 13 July 1945, archived from the original (PDF) on 12 February 2014