Department of Workplace Relations and Small Business

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Department of Workplace Relations and Small Business
Department overview
Formed 18 July 1997[1]
Preceding Department
Dissolved 21 October 1998[1]
Superseding agency
Jurisdiction Commonwealth of Australia
Headquarters Canberra
Minister responsible
Department executives

The Department of Workplace Relations and Small Business was an Australian government department that existed between July 1997 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.

At its creation, the Department was responsible for the following:[1]

  • Industrial relations, including conciliation and arbitration in relation to industrial disputes;
  • Promotion of sound industrial relations policies, practices and machinery;
  • Public Service pay and conditions;
  • Remuneration Tribunals;
  • Occupational health, safety, rehabilitation and compensation;
  • Affirmative action;
  • Equal employment opportunity;
  • Tradespersons' rights regulations; and
  • Small business.

Structure[edit]

The Department was an Australian Public Service department, staffed by officials who were responsible to the Minister for Workplace Relations and Small Business, Peter Reith.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d CA 7902: Department of Workplace Relations and Small Business, Central Office, National Archives of Australia, retrieved 4 December 2013