Department of the Arts, Sport, the Environment and Territories

The Department of the Arts, Sport, the Environment and Territories was an Australian government department that existed between December 1991 and March 1993.

Department of the Arts, Sport, the Environment and Territories
Department overview
Formed27 December 1991[1]
Preceding Department
Dissolved24 March 1993[1]
Superseding agency
JurisdictionCommonwealth of Australia
HeadquartersCanberra
Minister responsible
Department executive

HistoryEdit

The department was created on 27 December 1991, a departmental name change by the Keating Government.[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.

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
  • Meteorology
  • Information co-ordination and services within Australia, including advertising
  • 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 Territories, Ros Kelly.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d CA 7431: Department of the Arts, Sport, the Environment and Territories, Central Office, National Archives of Australia, retrieved 20 December 2013
  2. ^ Administrative Arrangements Ordered by his Excellency the Governor-General (PDF), National Archives of Australia, 27 December 1991, archived from the original (PDF) on 27 April 2013