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.

Scope[edit]

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.

Structure[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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.