Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism

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Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism
Department overview
Formed 3 December 2007[1]
Preceding Department
Dissolved 18 September 2013
Superceding agency
Jurisdiction Commonwealth of Australia
Headquarters Canberra
Employees 685 (at June 2013)[2]
Department executives

The Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism was an Australian Government department. It was formed in December 2007[3] and dissolved on 18 September 2013. The majority of its functions were assumed by the Department of Industry; with the exception of tourism functions that were assumed by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.[4][5]

Operational activities[edit]

The functions of the department were broadly classified into the following matters:[3][6]

  • Energy policy
  • Mineral and energy industries, including oil and gas, and electricity
  • National energy market
  • Energy-specific international organisations and activities
  • Administration of export controls on rough diamonds, uranium and thorium
  • Minerals and energy resources research, science and technology
  • Tourism industry
  • Geoscience research and information services including geodesy, mapping, remote sensing and land information co-ordination
  • Radioactive waste management
  • Renewable energy technology development
  • Clean fossil fuel energy
  • Industrial energy efficiency
  • energy sources

-fossil fuels

Structure[edit]

The Department was an Australian Public Service department, staffed by officials who were responsible to the Minister for Resources, Energy and Tourism.

Secretary[edit]

The Department was headed by a Secretary, initially Peter Boxall. When Boxall announced his retirement in 2008, John Pierce was appointed in his place.[7] Pierce was succeeded by Drew Clarke in April 2010.[8] Clarke shifted to the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy in February 2013.[9][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ CA 9195: The Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism, National Archives of Australia, retrieved 6 December 2013 
  2. ^ Australian Public Service Commission (2 December 2013), State of the Service Report: State of the Service Series 2012-13 (PDF), Australian Public Service Commission, p. 254 
  3. ^ a b "Administrative Arrangement Order of 3 December 2007" (PDF). Government of Australia. 3 December 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 April 2013. 
  4. ^ Noel Towell (18 September 2013). "Three public service department heads sacked by Abbott government". The Canberra Times (Fairfax Media). 
  5. ^ Tony Abbott (18 September 2013). "The Coalition will restore strong, stable and accountable government" (Press release). Canberra, Australia: Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Archived from the original on 20 September 2013. Retrieved 20 September 2013. 
  6. ^ "Administrative Arrangements Order made on 14 September 2010" (PDF). Australian Government Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 September 2013. 
  7. ^ Rudd, Kevin (24 December 2008). "Appointment of Departmental Secretaries" (Press release). Archived from the original on 1 February 2014. 
  8. ^ Our Secretary: Drew Clarke, Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism, 18 January 2011, archived from the original on 14 March 2011 
  9. ^ Peake, Ross (11 February 2013). "PM's new department head 'an asset'". The Canberra Times (Fairfax Media). Archived from the original on 11 January 2014. 
  10. ^ Peake, Ross (18 February 2013). "Public service role changes". The Canberra Times (Fairfax Media). Archived from the original on 19 February 2014.