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Departments

Attorney-General's Department (AG)

The Attorney-General's Department serves the people of Australia by providing essential expert support to the Government in the maintenance and improvement of Australia's system of law and justice.

Attorney-General's Department

Department of Agriculture

The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry has changed its name to the Department of Agriculture. The Department has the dual roles of providing customer services to the agricultural, food, fisheries and forest industries, and addressing the challenges of natural resource management.

Department of Agriculture

Department of Communications

The Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy has changed its name to the Department of Communications. The Department provides strategic advice to the government on the development of policies and programs for enhancing Australia's broadband and communications sectors and the digital economy, and ensures the efficient and effective implementation of programs.

Department of Communications

Department of Defence

The Australian Government Department of Defence aims to promote the security of Australia, and to protect its people and its national interests.

Department of Defence

Department of Education

The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations has split to become the Department of Education and the Department of Employment.
The Department of Education is responsible for national policies and programmes that help Australians access quality and affordable childcare; early childhood education, school education, post-school, higher education, international education and academic research.

Department of Education

Department of Employment

The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations has split to become the Department of Education and the Department of Employment.
The Department of Employment is responsible for national policies and programmes that help Australians find and keep employment and work in safe, fair and productive workplaces.

Department of Employment

Department of Finance

Plays an important role in assisting government across a wide range of policy areas to ensure its outcomes are met, particularly with regard to expenditure and financial management, and the operations of government.

Department of Finance

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)

Responsible for the Australian Government's international relations, trade and development assistance programs and Embassies, High Commissions and Consulates throughout the world.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Department of Health

The Department of Health and Ageing has changed its name to the Department of Health. The Department seeks to provide better health for all Australians through a world-class health system.

Department of Health

Department of Human Services (DHS)

The Department of Human Services (DHS) offers a range of health, social and welfare payments and services through the: Medicare program, Centrelink program, Child Support program, CRS Australia and Australian Hearing.

Department of Human Services

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

The Department of Immigration and Citizenship has changed its name to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. The Department manages visas, immigration control, citizenship, ethnic affairs and customs and border control.

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Department of Industry

The Department of Industry was established in 2013. It brings together industry, energy, resources, science and skills to drive economic growth, productivity and competitiveness.

Department of Industry

Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

The Department of Infrastructure and Transport has changed its name to the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development. The Department has responsibility for infrastructure, transport, regional development and local government.

Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

Department of Social Services

Responsible for families, housing, and social services as well as aged care and disability services. Formerly the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Department of Social Services

Department of the Environment

The Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities has changed its name to the Department of the Environment. The Department implements Australian Government policies on the environment, heritage, water and climate action.

Department of the Environment

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PMC)

The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet is the primary source of advice on government and parliamentary policy matters covering such issues as Cabinet processes, accountability and the management of the public service. The Department also has responsibility for Indigenous affairs.

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA)

The Veterans' Affairs portfolio is responsible for carrying out Government policy and implementing programs to fulfil Australia's obligations to war veterans and their dependants.

Department of Veterans' Affairs

State and territory departments and agencies

States and territories provide alphabetical lists of links to Government departmental and agency websites.

Treasury

The Treasury aims to improve the wellbeing of the Australian people, by providing sound and timely advice to the Government based on thorough analysis of options, and by assisting the Treasury Ministers in the administration of their responsibilities and the implementation of Government decisions.

Treasury

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