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Machinery of government changes

Every election sees the introduction of Machinery of Government changes and the 2012 election was no exception.

Consultation is still taking place in relation to these moves and many areas have not been formally transferred as yet.

The list below is subject to change.

List of new agencies

The list of government agencies is as follows:

  • Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs

  • Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

  • Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services

  • Department of Community Safety

  • Department of Education, Training and Employment

  • Department of Energy and Water Supply

  • Department of Environment and Heritage Protection

  • Department of Housing and Public Works

  • Department of Justice and Attorney-General

  • Department of Local Government

  • Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing

  • Department of Natural Resources and Mines

  • Department of Premier and Cabinet

  • Queensland Health

  • Queensland Police Service

  • Department of Science, Information Technology, Innovation and Arts

  • Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning

  • Department of Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games

  • Department of Transport and Main Roads

  • Public Service Commission – the Commission receives PSIER from JAG, while Project 2800 goes to the Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs.

Breakup of former agencies

Old agency

Notes

Department of Communities

  • Loses youth justice areas to the Department of Justice and Attorney-General

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services (ATSIS) and associated support services to Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs

  • Multicultural Affairs Queensland and associated areas to Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs

  • Housing and residential services areas to the Department of Housing and Public Works, excluding homelessness services

  • Sport and recreation areas to Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing

  • Remainder renamed Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services

Department of Community Safety

No change

Department of Education and Training (DET)

  • Gains areas of DEEDI associated with employment and indigenous initiatives

  • Renamed as Department of Education, Training and Employment

Department of Employment Economic Development and Innovation (DEEDI)

  • Mines areas to Department of Natural Resources and Mines.

  • Agriculture, fisheries and food areas, including biosecurity and agri-science, to the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

  • Energy areas to the Department of Natural Resources and Mines.

  • Science and research development areas and International Collaborations to the Department of Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts.

  • Employment and indigenous employment initiatives areas to Department of Education, Training and Employment

  • Trade Queensland to Queensland Treasury and Trade

  • Office of Racing to Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing.

  • Tourism and business development areas go to Department of Tourism, Major Events, Small Business, and the Commonwealth Games.

  • Office of the Gas Commissioner to Department of Energy and Water Supply.

  • Remainder renamed as Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning.

Department of Environment and Resource Management (DERM)
  • Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service to the Department of National Parks, Sport and Recreation
  • Natural resources areas to the Department of Natural Resources and Mines
  • Forestry management to the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
  • Environment and Resource Sciences to the Department of Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts
  • Queensland Climate Change Centre for Excellence to the Department of Science, Information Techonology, Innovation and the Arts
  • Indigenous Cultural Heritage Co-ordination to the Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs
  • Water supply policy areas to the Department of Energy and Water Supply
  • Water resource allocation areas to the Department of Natural Resources and Mines
  • Remaining areas renamed as Department of Environment and Heritage Protection

Department of Justice and Attorney-General

  • Gains youth justice areas of the Department of Communities.

  • Loses PSIER to the Public Service Commission

  • Loses SPER to Queensland Treasury and Trade

  • Loses areas responsible for administration of the Retirement Villages Act 1999 to Department of Housing and Public Works.

Department of Local Government and Planning

  • Loses planning areas to Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning, excluding Building Codes Queensland.

  • Building Codes Queensland to the Department of Housing and Public Works.

  • Remainder renamed as Department of Local Government.

Department of Premier and Cabinet

  • Arts Queensland to Department of Science, Information Technology, and the Arts

  • Corporate Administration Agency to Department of Science, Information Technology, and the Arts

  • Office of the Chief Scientist to Department of Science, Information Technology, and the Arts

  • Office of Commonwealth Games Co-ordination to the Department of Tourism, Major Events, Small Business, and the Commonwealth Games

  • Office of the Queensland Government Chief Information Officer to Department of Science, Information Technology, and the Arts

Queensland Health

No change

Queensland Police Service

No change

Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR)

The Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol moves to the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.

Treasury Department

  • Renamed to Queensland Treasury and Trade.

  • Gains Trade Queensland from DEEDI, and State Penalties and Enforcement Registry from JAG.

 
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