List of Australian government entities

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This list of Australian government entities is of Australian Ministers, government departments, bureaus and commissions, authorities, corporations and other entities, which are grouped into a number of areas of portfolio responsibility. Each portfolio is led by one or more government ministers who are members of the Parliament of Australia, appointed by the Governor-General of Australia on the advise of the Prime Minister.[1]

The agencies are principally grouped into 18 principal departments, each led by a secretary, director-general, or similarly-titled executive officer and comprising a number of portfolios covering specific policy areas across the department and allocated statutory authorities, trading enterprises, boards, councils and other public bodies. Agencies have varying levels of operational autonomy, and deliver one or more of frontline public services, administrative functions and law enforcement. Some are structured as for-profit corporations. Where there are multiple portfolios within a department, the Secretary may be accountable to a number of ministers.

The current Government is led by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, the leader of the Liberal Party of Australia in Coalition with the National Party of Australia, led by Barnaby Joyce, which was sworn in by the Governor-General on 18 September 2013.[2] The Government changed the structure and portfolios of a number of agencies.[3]

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Department summary[edit]

September 2013[edit]

On 18 September 2013 an Administrative Arrangements Order was issued by the Governor-General on the recommendation of the Prime Minister Tony Abbott[4] which replaced the previous Order of 14 September 2010 issued by the Governor-General on the recommendation of the Gillard Government.[5][6] The Order formed or re-confirmed government departments, as follows:

September 2015[edit]

Following the appointment of Malcolm Turnbull as Prime Minister, three departments were renamed, with effect from 21 September 2015:[7]

Agriculture portfolio[edit]

Ministers[edit]

Department[edit]

Other portfolio bodies[edit]

Attorney-General's portfolio[edit]

Ministers[edit]

Department[edit]

Other portfolio bodies[edit]

Communications portfolio[edit]

Ministers[edit]

Department[edit]

Other portfolio bodies[edit]

Defence portfolio[edit]

Ministers[edit]

Departments[edit]

Other portfolio bodies[edit]

Education and Training portfolio[edit]

Ministers[edit]

Department[edit]

Other portfolio bodies[edit]

Employment portfolio[edit]

Ministers[edit]

Department[edit]

Other portfolio bodies[edit]

Environment portfolio[edit]

Ministers[edit]

Department[edit]

Other portfolio bodies[edit]

Finance portfolio[edit]

Ministers[edit]

Departments[edit]

Other portfolio bodies[edit]

Foreign Affairs and Trade portfolio[edit]

Ministers[edit]

Department[edit]

Other portfolio bodies[edit]

Health portfolio[edit]

Ministers[edit]

Department[edit]

Other portfolio bodies[edit]

Immigration and Border Protection portfolio[edit]

Ministers[edit]

Department[edit]

Other portfolio bodies[edit]

Industry portfolio[edit]

Ministers[edit]

Department[edit]

Other portfolio bodies[edit]

Infrastructure and Regional Development portfolio[edit]

Ministers[edit]

Department[edit]

Other portfolio bodies[edit]

Prime Minister and Cabinet portfolio[edit]

Ministers[edit]

Department[edit]

Other portfolio bodies[edit]

Indigenous[edit]

Social Services portfolio[edit]

Ministers[edit]

Department[edit]

Other portfolio bodies[edit]

Treasury portfolio[edit]

Ministers[edit]

Department[edit]

Other portfolio bodies[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Infosheet 20 - The Australian system of government". About Parliament: House of Representatives. Parliament of Australia. Retrieved 15 July 2016. 
  2. ^ "Abbott government sworn in". news.com.au. 18 September 2013. Retrieved 18 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "Tony Abbott's cabinet and outer ministry". Sydney Morning Herald. 16 September 2013. Retrieved 16 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "Administrative Arrangements Order" (PDF). Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Commonwealth of Australia. 18 September 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 October 2013. Retrieved 27 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "Administrative Arrangements Order" (PDF). Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Commonwealth of Australia. 14 September 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 September 2013. 
  6. ^ "Australian Government Directory". Australian Government. Archived from the original on 25 May 2011. Retrieved 23 September 2010. 
  7. ^ Minute Paper for the Executive Council, Executive Council Meeting No. 21 (PDF), Federal Executive Council, 21 September 2015