Tasmania's Heritage

Agency Details

Agency Number: TA1556
Title: OFFICE OF THE STATUS OF WOMEN
Start Date: 17 Jul 1989
End Date:
Description:

The Office was created by an incoming Government and administratively located within the Department of Premier and Cabinet although another Minister assisted the Premier on the issues. The Minister for Administrative Services held this role in the early 1990s and the Office may have been transferred to the Department of Administrative Services or the Department of Administrative Services and Consumer Affairs. By March 1996 the Office was part of the Department of Tourism, Sport and Recreation. On 27 March the Office was added to the Community Development function of the Department of Education where it remained until 18 September 1998. In a reorganisation of the State Service following a change of government the Office once again became a part of the Department of Premier and Cabinet. On that date the Sex Discrimination Commissioner, who had been located administratively within the Office, was transferred to the Department of Justice and Industrial Relations.

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Functions Performed:
4 COMMUNITY SERVICES [1]
13 JUSTICE AND LEGAL ADMINISTRATION [1]
Controlled Agencies:
TA1665 OFFICE OF THE SEX DISCRIMINATION COMMISSIONER 27 Sep 1995 10 Dec 1999
Controlling Agencies:
TA926 DEPARTMENT OF PREMIER & CABINET 17 Jul 1989
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
TA1561 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, TRAINING, COMMUNITY AND CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT 06 May 1998 18 Sep 1998
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