Department of Health, Housing, Local Government and Community Services

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Department of Health, Housing, Local Government and Community Services
Department overview
Formed24 March 1993[1]
Preceding Department
Dissolved23 December 1993[1]
Superseding agency
JurisdictionCommonwealth of Australia
HeadquartersPhillip, Canberra
Ministers responsible
Department executive

The Department of Health, Housing, Local Government and Community Services was an Australian government department that existed between March and December 1993.

The Department was created when the local government functions of the Department of Immigration, Local Government and Ethnic Affairs joined with the Department of Health, Housing and Community Services.[2]

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.

According to the Administrative Arrangements Order (AAO) made on 24 March 1993, the Department dealt with:[3]

  • Services for the aged, people with disabilities and families with children
  • Community support services
  • Housing
  • Public health and medical research
  • Health promotion and disease prevention
  • Pharmaceutical benefits
  • Health benefits schemes
  • Specific health services, including human quarantine
  • National drug abuse strategy
  • Matters relating to local government.

Structure[edit]

The Department was an Australian Public Service department, staffed by officials who were responsible to the Minister. The Ministers were Graham Richardson and Brian Howe.[1]

The Secretary of the Department was Anthony Stuart Cole.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d CA 7660: Department of Health, Housing, Local Government and Community Services, Central Office, National Archives of Australia, retrieved 2 December 2013
  2. ^ a b Department of Health, History of the Department, Department of Health, archived from the original on 9 November 2013
  3. ^ Administrative Arrangements Order issued 24 March 1993 (PDF), National Archives of Australia, 24 March 1993, archived from the original (PDF) on 27 April 2013