Department of the Arts, Sport, the Environment, Tourism and Territories

The Department of the Arts, Sport, the Environment, Tourism and Territories was an Australian government department that existed between July 1987 and December 1991.

Department of the Arts, Sport, the Environment, Tourism and Territories
Department overview
Formed24 July 1987[1]
Preceding Department
Dissolved27 December 1991[1]
Superseding agency
JurisdictionCommonwealth of Australia
HeadquartersCanberra
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 and in the Department's annual reports.

At its creation, the Department dealt with:[1]

  • Cultural affairs, including support for the arts
  • National collections
  • National heritage
  • Sport and recreation
  • Environment and conservation
  • Tourism, including the tourist industry International expositions and support for international conferences and special events
  • Administration of the Australian Capital Territory
  • Administration of the Jervis Bay Territory, the Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands, the Territory of Christmas Island, the Coral Sea Islands Territory, the Territory of Ashmore and Cartier Islands, the Australian Antarctic Territory, and the Territory of Heard Island and the McDonald Islands, and of Commonwealth responsibilities on Norfolk Island
  • Constitutional development of the Northern Territory of Australia.

StructureEdit

The Department was an Australian Public Service department, staffed by officials responsible to the Minister for the Arts, Sport, the Environment and Tourism and Territories.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d CA 5984: Department of the Arts, Sport, the Environment, Tourism and Territories, Central Office, National Archives of Australia, retrieved 20 December 2013