Department of Trade (1983–87)
|Formed||11 March 1983|
|Preceding Department||Department of Trade and Resources|
|Dissolved||24 July 1987|
Department of Primary Industries and Energy - for sugar legislation and commodity marketing/administration functions
|Jurisdiction||Commonwealth of Australia|
|Ministers responsible||Lionel Bowen, Minister (1983‑84)
John Dawkins, Minister (1984‑87)
|Department executives||Jim Scully, Secretary (1983‑84)
John Menadue, Secretary (1983‑86)
Vince FitzGerald, Secretary (1986‑87)
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 the department's creation it was responsible for:
- Trade and Commerce with other countries in particular-
- Bilateral and Multilateral trade policy.
- Trade promotion and services.
- Trade agreements.
- Export services.
- CA 3500: Department of Trade [II], Central Office, National Archives of Australia, retrieved 28 December 2013
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