Department of Communications (1993–94)

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Department of Communications
Department overview
Formed 23 December 1993[1]
Preceding Department
Dissolved 30 January 1994[1]
Superseding agency
Jurisdiction Commonwealth of Australia
Minister responsible
Department executive

The Department of Communications was an Australian government department that existed between December 1993 and January 1994.


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:[1]

  • Postal and telecommunications services
  • Management of the electromagnetic spectrum
  • Broadcasting services.


The Department was an Australian Public Service department, staffed by officials who were responsible to the Minister for Communications, Michael Lee.[1] The Secretary of the Department was Neville Stevens.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d CA 7852: Department of Communications [II], Central Office, National Archives of Australia, retrieved 5 December 2013 
  2. ^ Keating, Paul (23 December 1993). "STATEMENT BY THE PRIME MINISTER, THE HON P J KEATING, MP MINISTERIAL APPOINTMENTS" (Press release). Archived from the original on 6 December 2013.