List of Australian Commonwealth Government entities

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This is a list of Australian Commonwealth Government departments, bureaus, authorities and commissions.

A new Government led by the Leader of the Australian Labor Party, the Hon Julia Gillard MP, was sworn in by the Governor-General of Australia on 24 June 2010. The new Government has changed the structure and portfolios of a number of agencies.

Contents

Department summary

From September 2010

Based on the Administrative Arrangements Order of 14 September 2010,[1][2] Departments are:

Portfolio of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

Ministers

Department

Other portfolio bodies

  • Australian Egg Corporation
  • Australian Fisheries Management Authority
  • Australian Landcare Council
  • Australian Livestock Export Corporation Limited
  • Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (formerly National Registration Authority for Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals)
  • Australian Pork Limited
  • Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation
  • Australian Wool Innovation Limited
  • Cotton Research and Development Corporation
  • Dairy Adjustment Authority
  • Dairy Australia
  • Fisheries Research and Development Corporation
  • Forest and Wood Products Research and Development Corporation
  • Grains Research and Development Corporation
  • Grape and Wine Research and Development Corporation
  • Horticulture Australia Limited
  • Land & Water Australia
  • Meat and Livestock Australia
  • Murray-Darling Basin Commission
  • Murray-Darling Basin Ministerial Council
  • National Consultative Committee on Animal Welfare
  • National Land and Water Resources Audit
  • National Rural Advisory Council
  • Natural Resource Management Ministerial Council
  • Northern Territory Fisheries Joint Authority
  • Plant Breeder's Rights Office
  • Quarantine and Exports Advisory Council
  • Primary Industries Ministerial Council
  • Queensland Fisheries Joint Authority
  • Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
  • Statutory Fishing Rights Allocation Review Panel
  • Sugar Research and Development Corporation
  • Torres Strait Protected Zone Joint Authority
  • Western Australian Fisheries Joint Authority
  • Wheat Export Authority

Portfolio of the Attorney-General

Ministers

Department

  • Attorney-General's Department

Other portfolio bodies

Portfolio of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy

Ministers

Department

Other portfolio bodies

Portfolio of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency

Ministers

Department

Other portfolio bodies

  • Office of the Renewable Energy Regulator

Portfolio of Defence

Ministers

Departments

Other portfolio bodies

  • Defence
    • Office of Reserve Service Protection
    • Australian Defence Force Academy Consultative Council
    • Australian Oceanographic Data Centre
    • Australian Defence Human Research Ethics Committee
    • Australian Maritime Defence Council
    • Australian Military Forces Relief Trust Fund
    • Border Protection Command (also Attorney-General's)
    • Capability Development Advisory Forum
    • Commercial Support Consultative Forum
    • Contracting Consultative Forum
    • Defence Exporters Council
    • Defence Families of Australia
    • Defence Force Retirement and Death Benefits Authority
    • Defence Housing Authority
    • Defence Reserves Support Council
    • Defence Materiel Organisation
    • Frontline Defence Services
    • Military Superannuation and Benefits Board of Trustees No. 1
    • RAAF Veterans' Residence Trust
    • RAAF Welfare Trust Fund
    • Royal Australian Navy Relief Trust Fund
  • Veterans' Affairs
    • Australian War Memorial
    • Military Rehabilitation & Compensation Commission
    • Office of Australian War Graves
    • Repatriation Commission
    • Repatriation Medical Authority
    • Review of Service Delivery Arrangements
    • Specialist Medical Review Council
    • Veterans' Review Board
    • Vietnam Veterans Counselling Service

Portfolio of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

Ministers

Department

Other portfolio bodies

  • Accreditation Decisions Review Committee
  • Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority
  • Australian Fair Pay Commission
  • Australian Industrial Relations Commission and Australian Industrial Registry
  • Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership Ltd (Teaching Australia)
  • Australian Learning and Teaching Council
  • Australian National University
  • Business-Industry-Higher Education Collaboration Council
  • Coal Mining Industry (Long Service Leave Funding) Corporation
  • Comcare
  • Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal
  • Fair Work Ombudsman
  • National Workplace Relations Consultative Council
  • Office of Australian Building and Construction Commissioner
  • Remuneration Tribunal Secretariat
  • Safe Work Australia
  • Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission
  • Seafarers Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Authority (Seacare Authority)
  • Workplace Authority
  • Workplace Relations Ministers Council

Portfolio of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Ministers

Department

Other portfolio bodies

  • Commonwealth, States, Territories and New Zealand Ministers' Conference on the Status of Women
  • Community and Disability Services Ministers' Conference
  • Community Services Ministers' Advisory Council
  • Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency
  • Housing Ministers' Conference
  • Ministerial Council on Gambling
  • National Housing Supply Council
  • Repatriation Reference Committee
  • Social Security Appeals Tribunal

Indigenous

Portfolio of Finance and Deregulation

Ministers

Departments

Other portfolio bodies

  • Finance
    • Australian Electoral Commission
    • Albury-Wodonga Development Corporation
    • Australian Government Employees Superannuation Trust
    • Australian Industry Development Corporation
    • Australian Political Exchange Council
    • Australian Procurement and Construction Ministerial Council
    • Australian Reward Investment Alliance
    • Australian River Co. Limited
    • Chief Information Officer Committee
    • Commonwealth Superannuation Administration (ComSuper)
    • CSS Board
    • PSS Board
    • Future Fund Management Agency
    • Medibank Private Ltd
    • Parliamentary Retiring Allowances Trust
    • Parliamentary Budget Office

Portfolio of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Ministers

Department

Other portfolio bodies

Portfolio of Health and Ageing

Ministers

Department

Other portfolio bodies

  • Acute Care Advisory Committee
  • Aged Care Planning Advisory Committees
  • Aged Care Residential Classification Scale (RCS) Review Team
  • Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency Ltd
  • Aged Care Risk Management Team and Complaints Management Team
  • Australian Community Pharmacy Authority
  • Australian Council for Safety and Quality in Health Care
  • Australian Health Ministers Advisory Committee Working Party on Highly Specialised Drugs
  • Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council
  • Australian Health Ministers' Conference
  • Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
  • Australian National Council on AIDS, Hepatitis C and Related Diseases
  • Australian National Council on Drugs
  • Australian Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation Authority
  • Australian Pharmaceutical Advisory Council
  • Australian Pharmaceutical Advisory Council (APAC) Subcommittee on Intentional Misuse of Pharmaceutical Drugs (APACIMP)
  • Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency
  • Australian Screening Advisory Committee
  • Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation
  • Communicable Diseases Network Australia New Zealand
  • enHealth Council
  • Health and Community Services Ministerial Council
  • Food Standards Australia New Zealand
  • Intergovernmental Committee on AIDS, Hepatitis C and Related Diseases (IGCAHRD)
  • Hearing Services Consultative Committee
  • Intergovernmental Committee on Drugs
  • Measles Elimination Advisory Committee
  • Medical Services Advisory Committee
  • Methadone and Other Treatment Subcommittee
  • Ministerial Council on Drug Strategy
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Coordination Committee
  • National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Council
  • National Advisory Council on Suicide Prevention
  • National Breast Cancer Foundation
  • National Blood Authority
  • National Disaster Relief (Health) Committee
  • National Drug Research Strategy Committee
  • National Drug Strategy Reference Group for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples
  • National Expert Advisory Committee on Alcohol
  • National Expert Advisory Committee on Illicit Drugs
  • National Expert Advisory Committee on School Drug Education
  • National Expert Advisory Committee on Tobacco
  • National Expert Advisory Group on Safety and Quality in Australian Health Care
  • National Health and Medical Research Council
  • National Immunisation Committee
  • National Pathology Accreditation Advisory Council
  • National Public Health Partnership
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Pricing Authority
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Remuneration Tribunal
  • Pharmaceutical Health and Rational Use of Medicines Committee
  • Private Health Insurance Administration Council
  • Private Health Insurance Ombudsman
  • Professional Services Review
  • Radiation Health and Safety Advisory Council
  • Rural Health Support, Education and Training Program Committee
  • Taskforce on Diabetes

Portfolio of Human Services

Ministers

Department

Other portfolio bodies

Portfolio of Immigration and Citizenship

Ministers

Department

  • Department of Immigration and Citizenship

Other portfolio bodies

Portfolio of Infrastructure and Transport

Ministers

Department

Other portfolio bodies

Portfolio of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research

Ministers

Department

Other portfolio bodies

Portfolio of Prime Minister and Cabinet

Ministers

Department

Other portfolio bodies

Portfolio of the Resources and Energy and Tourism

Ministers

Department

Other portfolio bodies

  • Tourism Australia
  • Tourism Ministers' Council
  • Geoscience Australia
  • ANZLIC -- The Spatial Information Council
  • Ministerial Council on Mineral and Petroleum Resources
  • National Offshore Petroleum Safety Authority

Portfolio of the Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities

Ministers

Department

Other portfolio bodies

  • Antarctic Animal Ethics Committee
  • Antarctic Ethics Committee (Human Experimentation)
  • Antarctic Research Assessment Committees (ARACs)
  • Antarctic Science Advisory Committee
  • Australia--Netherlands Committee on Old Dutch Shipwrecks
  • Australian Antarctic Names and Medals Committee
  • Australian Heritage Council
  • Bureau of Meteorology
  • Environment Protection and Heritage Council
  • Great Barrier Reef Consultative Committee
  • Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
  • Great Barrier Reef Ministerial Council
  • Great Barrier Reef Structural Adjustment Package Technical Advisory Committee
  • Hazardous Waste Technical Group
  • National Cultural Heritage Committee
  • National Environment Protection Council
  • National Environmental Education Council
  • National Water Commission
  • New South Wales World Heritage Properties Ministerial Council
  • Office of the Renewable Energy Regulator
  • Science Program Management Committee
  • State of the Environment Committee 2006
  • Stockholm Intergovernmental Forum
  • Sydney Harbour Federation Trust
  • Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Ministerial Council
  • Threatened Species Scientific Committee
  • Wet Tropics Ministerial Council

Portfolio of Treasury

Ministers

Department

Other portfolio bodies

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