Department of Health, Housing and Community Services

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Department of Health, Housing and Community Services
Department overview
Formed7 June 1991[1]
Preceding Department
Dissolved24 March 1993[1]
Superseding agency
JurisdictionCommonwealth of Australia
HeadquartersPhillip, Canberra
Minister responsible
Department executive

The Department of Health, Housing and Community Services was an Australian government department that existed between June 1991 and March 1993.

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]

  • Services for the aged, people with disabilities and families with children
  • Community support services
  • Housing
  • Public health, research and preventive medicine
  • Community health projects
  • Health promotion
  • Pharmaceutical benefits
  • Health benefits schemes
  • Human quarantine
  • National drug abuse strategy

Structure[edit]

The Department was an Australian Public Service department, staffed by officials who were responsible to the Minister for Health, Housing and Community Services, Brian Howe.[1]

The Secretary of the Department was S.A. Hamilton.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e CA 7297: Department of Health, Housing and Community Services, Central Office, National Archives of Australia, retrieved 15 December 2013