Department of Communications (2013–15)

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Department of Communications
Department overview
Formed18 September 2013 (2013-09-18)[1]
Preceding Department
Dissolved21 September 2015
Superseding agency
JurisdictionCommonwealth of Australia
HeadquartersCanberra
Employees495 (30 June 2014)
Annual budgetA$113.190 million (2012/013)
Ministers responsible
Department executive
Website www.communications.gov.au

The Australian Government Department of Communications was a department responsible for helping to develop a vibrant, sustainable and internationally-competitive broadband, broadcasting and communications sector in Australia and promoting the digital economy.[2]

The head of the department was the Secretary of the Department of Communications, Drew Clarke, who reported to Malcolm Turnbull, then the Minister for Communications.

History[edit]

The Department of Communications replaced the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy (DBCDE) in September 2013 after the Liberal-National Coalition won the 2013 election.

In September 2015, the Department was dissolved and replaced by the Department of Communications and the Arts.

Preceding departments[edit]

Operational functions[edit]

The Administrative Arrangements Order made on 18 September 2013 detailed the following responsibilities to the department:[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ CA 9429: Department of Communications [III], Central Office, National Archives of Australia, retrieved 9 April 2014
  2. ^ "Corporate Plan 2011-13". About us. Commonwealth of Australia. 3 October 2013. Retrieved 27 October 2013.
  3. ^ "Administrative Arrangements Order" (PDF). Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Commonwealth of Australia. 18 September 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 October 2013. Retrieved 27 October 2013.