Tasmania's Heritage

Agency Details

Agency Number: TA926
Title: DEPARTMENT OF PREMIER & CABINET
Start Date: 17 Jul 1989
End Date:
Description:

As part of a general re-organisation of the Tasmanian State Service the Department changed its name slightly and shed all functions not relevant to its central mission. The Department of Public Administration was not formally amalgamated with the new Department until 1 July 1990. A Social Justice Unit was formed comprising the Offices of Aboriginal Affairs and Ethnic and Multicultural Affairs, transferred from Community Welfare, and a new Office of the Status of Women. At some point this latter was transferred to the major agency serving the Minister Assisting the Premier on the issue. By 27 March 1996 this was Education and the other two Offices in the Unit joined it. All three returned to DPAC on 18 September 1998. An Office of Antarctic Affairs was established to develop a proposal and lobby for Hobart as the base of the antarctic treaty organisation. Some time between 1992 and 1996 the Office was transferred to the department of Tourism, Sport and Recreation. On 18 February 1992, following a change of government, the Department of Administrative Services and Consumer Affairs was abolished. Its Corporate Services Division and the Tasmanian Centre for Information Technology were amalgamated with the Department of Premier and Cabinet. The former became the basis of the Public Sector Management Office formed within DPAC. Continuing devolution of responsibility for personnel management reduced the role and size of the Office and it was gradually absorbed into the operations of DPAC. The absorption of PSMO was formally completed on 27 March 1996. At the same time the Secretariat of the Sustainable Development Advisory Council and the Local Government Office were transferred to DPAC from Environment. (On 18 September 1998 the latter Office shed its responsibility for building, plumbing and related matters.) An Industrial Relations Unit was also formed within DPAC, comprising the Tasmanian Industrial Commission, the Office of the Enterprise Commissioner and all resposibilities for the Industrial Relations Act (from DIRVET) except for inspection services. The Freedom of Information Unit was transferred to the Department of Justice (SR1996/31). On 15 August a Major Projects Unit was established (SR1996/114) and on 21 May the following year (SR1997/54) it took over all responsibilities for major projects previously exercised by Tasmania Development and Resources. This Unit was transferred to the Department of State Development on 18 September 1998. At the same time (SR1998/122) the Industrial Relations Branch, Industrial Commission and Office of the Enterprise Commissioner were transferred to the Department of Justice and Industrial Relations.

Information Sources:

Legislation Administered:

Statutory Rules 1990 No. 109 pp.396-397(Statutory Rules 1998 No. 124 pp.1318-1321); Industrial Relations Act 1984.

Aboriginal Land Council Elections Act 2004; Aboriginal Lands Act 1995; Burial and Cremation Act 2002; Dog Control Act 2000; Launceston Flood Protection Act 1977; Local Government (Building and Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1993; Local Government (Highways) Act 1982; Local Government (Savings and Transitional) Act 1993; Local Government Act 1993; Native Title (Tasmania) Act 1994; Ockerby Gardens Helipad Act 1999; Southern Regional Cemetery Act 1981; Administrative Arrangements (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act 1990; Administrative Arrangements Act 1990; Anglican Church of Australia (All Saints Church) Act 1989; Anglican Church of Australia (Stanley Parsonage) Act 1984; Anglican Church of Australia Constitution Act 1973; Australia Acts (Request) Act 1985; Australia Acts (Request) Act 1999; Baptist Union Incorporation Act 1902; Church of England (Rectory of St. James the Apostle) Act 1980; Churches of Christ (Tasmania) Act 1978; Churches of Christ, Scientist, Incorporation Act 1980; Coastal and Other Waters (Application of State Laws) Act 1982; Constitution (State Employees) Act 1944; Constitution (Validation of Taxing Acts) Act 1991; Constitution Act 1934; Constitutional Powers (Coastal Waters) Act 1979; Crown Servants' Reinstatement Act 1970; Daylight Savings Act 1970; Ex-Servicemen's Badges Act 1967; Financial Managementand Audit Act 1990; Glebe Lands Act 1865;

Governor of Tasmania Act 1982; Hobart Hebrew Congregational Act 1958; Jim Bacon Foundation Act 2004; Legislation Publication Act 1996; Legislative Council Elections Act 1999; Parliament House Act 1962; Parliamentary (Disclosure of Interests) Act 1996; Parliamentary Privilege Acts 1858, 1885, 1898 and 1957; Police Service Act 2003; Presbyterian Church Acts 1896 and 1908; Presbyterian Church of Australia Acts 1901 and 1971; Public Accounts Committee Act 1970; Public Works Committee Act 1914; Roman Catholic Church Property Act 1932; Standard Time Act 1895; State Coastal Policy Validation Act 2003; State Policies and Projects Acr 1993; State Policies and Projects (Validtion of Actions) Act 2001; State Service Act 2000; State Service (Savings and Transitional Provisions) Act 2000; Statutory Authorities Act 1962; Subordinate Legislation Committee Act 1969; Tasmania Together Progress Board Act 2001; Tsuneichi Fujii Fellowship Trust Act 1985; Uniting Church of Australia Act 1977; Year 2000 Information Disclosure Act 1999.

Legislation Creating:

Statutory Rules 1989 Number 114.

Legislation Abolishing Agency:

Functions Performed:
10 GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND GOVERNANCE [1]
Controlled Agencies:
TA188 LOCAL GOVERNMENT OFFICE 01 Feb 1945 31 Oct 2000
TA1432 CABINET OFFICE. 27 May 1969
TA1513 OFFICE OF ETHNIC AND MULTICULTURAL AFFAIRS 01 Jan 1977
TA928 OFFICE OF THE PARLIAMENTARY COUNSEL 31 Mar 1978
TA290 TASMANIAN INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION 01 Jan 1985
TA1557 OFFICE OF ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS 01 Jul 1989
TA1556 OFFICE OF THE STATUS OF WOMEN 17 Jul 1989
TA1555 OFFICE OF ANTARCTIC AFFAIRS 01 Dec 1989
TA1906 TASMANIAN CENTRE FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (TASCIT) 01 Jan 1990 31 Dec 1993
TA1625 COMMUNICATIONS AND COMPUTING DIVISION 01 Jan 1993 31 Dec 1998
TA1549 PUBLIC SECTOR MANAGEMENT OFFICE 03 Feb 1993 27 Mar 1996
TA1909 OFFICE OF THE MINISTER FOR PUBLIC SECTOR ADMINISTRATION 03 Feb 1993 27 Mar 1996
TA1941 TELECOMMUNICATIONS MANAGEMENT DIVISION (TMD) 01 Jan 1999
TA1908 LOCAL GOVERNMENT DIVISION 01 Oct 2000
TA1648 STATE SERVICE MANAGEMENT OFFICE 02 Feb 2004
TA1709 THE OFFICE OF YOUTH AFFAIRS 05 Apr 2006
TA1809 TASMANIAN CLIMATE CHANGE OFFICE 01 Jan 2009
Previous Agencies:
TA63 EDUCATION DEPARTMENT 01 Jan 1886 17 Jul 1989
TA1028 DEPARTMENT FOR COMMUNITY WELFARE 01 Feb 1983 17 Jul 1989
TA321 DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION 01 Jan 1985 31 Dec 1990
TA251 DEPARTMENT OF THE PREMIER AND CABINET 01 Feb 1985 17 Jul 1989
TA899 DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS 07 Nov 1989 18 Feb 1992
TA1018 DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND LAND MANAGEMENT 02 Feb 1993 18 Sep 1998
TA1549 PUBLIC SECTOR MANAGEMENT OFFICE 03 Feb 1993 27 Mar 1996
TA1562 DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING 01 Mar 1994 27 Mar 1996
TA1559 TASMANIA DEVELOPMENT AND RESOURCES 09 Nov 1994 18 Sep 1998
TA1561 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, TRAINING, COMMUNITY AND CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT 06 May 1998 18 Sep 1998
Subsequent Agencies:
TA921 DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (1) 17 Jul 1989 18 Sep 1998
TA895 DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM, SPORT AND RECREATION 17 Jul 1989 27 Mar 1996
TA1363 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, COMMUNITY AND CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT 27 Mar 1996 06 May 1998
TA1535 DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS 18 Sep 1998 01 Feb 2004
TA1560 DEPARTMENT OF STATE DEVELOPMENT 18 Sep 1998 09 Aug 2002
TA1554 DEPARTMENT OF INFRASTRUCTURE, ENERGY AND RESOURCES 18 Sep 1998
Related Agencies:
NG3050 THE SOUTH-WEST COMMITTEE 12 Nov 1962
TA360 OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER FOR PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT 01 Jan 1985 01 May 2001
TA1733 SERVICE TASMANIA 02 Jan 1998
Series Created By Agency:
AE716  PROTOCOL RECORDS RELATING TO OFFICIAL VISITS TO TASMANIA 06 Sep 1912 14 Feb 1995
AF354  LEGAL OPINIONS 29 Jul 1975 11 Apr 1991
AE811  INDEX TO GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE 01 Jan 1977 24 Nov 1993
AD763  GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE 01 Aug 1977 11 Jan 2001
AF350  MEETING PAPERS FOR CONFERENCES ATTENDED BY TASMANIAN PREMIER AND STATE MINISTERS 28 Jun 1979 07 Dec 1992
AF355  GORDON BELOW FRANKLIN DAM PROJECT WORKING PAPERS 01 Oct 1979 17 Oct 1990
AE855  PUBLICITY PHOTOGRAPHS USED BY THE COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE 01 Jan 1985 31 Dec 1995
AF353  MEETING PAPERS FOR MINISTERIAL COUNCIL AND STANDING COMMITTEE FOR THE TASMANIAN WORLD HERITAGE AREA 14 Mar 1985 09 Jul 2000
AB982  AGENDAS, PAPERS AND MINUTES OF THE LEGISLATION REVIEW COMMITTEE. 01 Jan 1989 31 Dec 1991
AF347  GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE 26 Mar 1989 02 Apr 1992
AB795  ANSWERS TO PARLIAMENTARY QUESTIONS ON NOTICE. 01 Jan 1990 31 Jan 1992
AF352  MEETING PAPERS OF TASMANIAN ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP 19 Apr 1990 02 Oct 1991
AB791  AGENDAS, PAPERS AND MINUTES OF THE BUILDING CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM COMMITTEE. 01 Jan 1991 31 Dec 1991
AB796  BUDGET SUB-COMMITTEE PAPERS. 01 Jul 1991 31 Dec 1991
AF425  CENTENARY OF FEDERATION - ADMINISTRATIVE FILES 22 Jul 1997 06 Feb 2002
AF426  CENTENARY OF FEDERATION - EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS 01 Jan 2000 31 Dec 2001
AF462  CENTENARY OF FEDERATION PHOTOGRAPHS 01 Jan 2001 31 Dec 2001
AF456  CENTENARY OF FEDERATION COMMUNITY STORIES 07 Aug 2001 30 Nov 2001
AF457  CENTENARY OF FEDERATION COMMUNITY STORY PROJECT AUDIO TAPES OF INTERVIEWS 07 Aug 2001 30 Nov 2001
AF458  CENTENARY OF FEDERATION COMMUNITY STORY PROJECT LISTING OF INTERVIEWS 07 Aug 2001 30 Nov 2001