Department of Transport and Regional Development

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Department of Transport and Regional Development
Department of Transport and Regional Development logo.gif
Department overview
Formed11 March 1996[1]
Preceding Department
Dissolved21 October 1998[1]
Superseding agency
JurisdictionCommonwealth of Australia
HeadquartersCanberra
Ministers responsible
Department executive
Websitedot.gov.au at the Wayback Machine (archived 22 December 1996)

The Department of Transport and Regional Development was an Australian government department that existed between March 1996 and October 1998.

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 11 March 1996, the Department dealt with:[2]

  • Shipping and marine navigation
  • Land transport (including road safety)
  • Civil aviation and air navigation
  • Aviation security
  • Regional development

Structure[edit]

The Department was administered by Australian public servants who were responsible to the Minister for Transport and Regional Development.

The Secretary of the Department was Allan Hawke.[3][4]

Ministers for the Department of Transport and Regional Development[1]
Start date End date Minister
11 March 1996 25 September 1997 John Sharp
25 September 1997 9 October 1997 John Anderson
9 October 1997 21 October 1998 Mark Vaile

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c CA 8248: Department of Transport and Regional Development, Central Office, National Archives of Australia, retrieved 18 November 2013
  2. ^ Administrative Arrangements Order issued 11 March 1996 (PDF), National Archives of Australia, 11 March 1996, p. 22, archived from the original (PDF) on 27 April 2013
  3. ^ Hawke, Allan (1 October 2013). "People are far more than mere 'resources'". The Age. Fairfax Media. Archived from the original on 18 November 2013.
  4. ^ Department of Transport and Regional Development, Departmental Functional Overview, Department of Transport and Regional Development, archived from the original on 18 December 1996