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Function Term:
Government administration and governance
Function Number:
Function Description:
The function of providing administrative support to government. This includes cabinet and executive council, parliament and other elected bodies such as councils. It encompasses the management of the legislative process and the management of elections. The official duties of the heads of government and major celebrations sponsored by government are also covered by this function. See LOCAL GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION for the management of local government councils and authorities.
Agencies Performing Function:
Commissariat Department (TA58)01 Jan 180431 Dec 1895

Lieutenant-Governor's Office (TA863)16 Feb 180403 Dec 1825

Colonial Storekeeper's Department (TA1599)01 Jan 182401 Jan 1907

Colonial Secretary's Office (1) (TA151)01 Jan 182531 Dec 1856

Governor's Office (TA315)01 Jan 1825

Executive Council (TA62)01 Jan 1825

Legislative Council (1) (TA324)01 Jan 182531 Dec 1851

Audit Department (TA57)01 Jan 182603 Feb 1993

Committee for the Care and Treatment of Captured Aborigines (TA261)17 Feb 183016 Sep 1833

Registrar-General's Department (TA85)01 Jan 183815 Mar 1983

Government Printer's Department (TA67)01 Jan 183931 Dec 1948

Census Commission (TA59)01 Jan 1841

Committee of Officers for Reviewing Convict Expenditure (TA736)01 Jan 184331 Dec 1870

Court of Enquiry Into Irregularities on Board the Convict Transport Gilmore (TA259)01 Aug 184330 Sep 1843

Legislative Council (2) (TA325)01 Jan 185131 Dec 1856

Electoral Returning Officers (TA854)01 Jan 185131 Dec 1906

Office of the Treasurer (TA424)01 Jan 1856

Office of the Attorney-General. (TA1523)01 Jan 1856

Parliament (TA52)01 Jan 1856

Colonial Secretary's Office (2) (TA152)01 Jan 185731 Dec 1882

Royal Commission Into Public Departments (TA701)01 Jan 185731 Dec 1857

Royal Commission Into Parliamentary Buildings (TA719)01 Jan 185831 Dec 1859

Royal Commission Into the Parliamentary Library (TA720)01 Jan 186731 Dec 1868

Office of the Minister for Lands and Works (TA411)01 Jan 1869

Board of Tenders (TA229)01 Jan 188031 Dec 1923

Office of the Chief Secretary (TA395)01 Jan 188231 May 1976

Office of the Premier (TA416)01 Jan 1882

Chief Secretary's Office/department (TA153)01 Jan 188231 Dec 1946

Premiers Department (1) (TA35)01 Jan 188231 Dec 1946

Agent-General's Office (TA174)01 Jan 188531 Dec 1981

Federal Council of Australasia (TA687)01 Jan 188631 Dec 1886

Board of Tenders for Public Works (TA228)01 Jan 1897

Police Provident Fund Board (TA239)01 Jan 189831 Dec 1969

Office of the Minister for Agriculture (TA990)01 Jan 189901 Jan 1975

Office of the Minister for Railways (TA893)12 Oct 189906 Aug 1934

Office of the Minister for Education (TA398)12 Oct 1899

Electoral Department (TA64)01 Jan 190331 Dec 1989

State Teachers Superannuation Fund Board (TA214)01 Jan 1904

Public Service Superannuation Board (TA1029)01 Jan 190531 Dec 1939

Public Service Board (1) (TA79)01 Jan 190531 Dec 1918

Local Government Commission (TA213)01 Jan 190631 Dec 1908

Department of Stores (TA1099)01 Jan 191431 Dec 1923

Parliamentary Draftsman's Department (TA685)17 Jul 191430 Nov 1971

National Park Board (TA427)01 Jan 191731 Dec 1947

Railway Service Appeal Board (TA190)01 Jan 191731 Dec 1978

Royal Commission Into the Education Department (TA708)01 Jan 191831 Dec 1919

Public Service Commissioners Office (TA375)01 Jan 191831 Dec 1973

Supply and Tender Board (TA389)01 Jan 1923

Salaries Board (TA80)01 Jan 192331 Dec 1927

Supply and Tender Department (TA87)01 Jan 192331 Dec 1989

State Development Advisory Board (TA189)01 Jan 192331 Dec 1929

Office of the Minister for Forests (TA404)01 Jan 1925

Board of Reference (TA81)01 Jan 192731 Dec 1938

Inquiry Into Charges Against Inspector and Assistant Inspector of Public Works (TA240)01 Jan 192831 Dec 1928

Office of the Minister Administering the Hydro-Electric Commission Act (TA407)01 Jun 192831 Dec 1976

Education Department Appeal Board (TA202)01 Jan 1932

Government Accommodation Board (TA200)01 Jan 193430 Apr 1965

Office of the Minister for Health (TA406)01 Jan 1934

Office of the Minister for Transport (TA423)01 Jul 193418 Sep 1998

Superannuation Fund Board (TA216)01 Jan 193831 Dec 1983

Classification Board (TA83)01 Jan 193931 Dec 1947

Office of the Minister for Tourism (TA422)01 Jan 1942

Tasmanian Railways Award Board of Reference (TA295)21 Apr 194322 Jun 1944

State Economic Planning Authority (TA225)01 Jan 1945

Local Government Office (TA188)01 Feb 194531 Oct 2000

Premier's and Chief Secretary's Department (TA22)01 Jan 194631 Dec 1976

Office of the Minister for Immigration (TA408)01 Jan 194627 May 1982

Office of the Minister for Housing (TA985)10 Dec 194631 Dec 1975

Classification and Appeal Board (TA374)01 Jan 194731 Dec 1959

Royal Commission Into Road Transport Services (TA1831)01 Dec 194731 Dec 1947

Government Printing Office (TA767)01 Jul 194816 Mar 1994

Sesqui-Centennial Committee (TA199)01 Jan 194931 Dec 1954

Joint Departmental Advisory Council (TA196)01 Jan 1950

Commonwealth Jubilee Committee (State) (TA205)01 Jan 195031 Dec 1951

Committee of Inquiry Into Certain Matters Affecting the Public Works Department (TA331)01 Jan 195231 Dec 1952

Hobart Metropolitan Planning Committee (TA173)01 Jan 195431 Dec 1958

Inquiry Into Parliamentary Salaries and Allowances (TA280)01 Jan 195531 Dec 1955

Mechanical Aids Advisory Committee (TA182)01 Jan 195502 Nov 1982

Board of Inquiry Into Statements by Minister for Health (TA302)01 Jan 1955

Police Disciplinary Board (TA248)01 Jan 195631 Dec 1966

Office of the Minister Responsible for Local Government (TA412)01 Oct 1956

Office of the Minister for Police (TA415)23 Oct 1956

Office of the Deputy Premier (TA744)01 Jan 1958

Southern Metropolitan Master Planning Authority (TA172)01 Jan 195831 Oct 1961

Public Service Tribunal (TA367)01 Jan 195931 Dec 1973

Office of the Minister for Racing and Gaming (TA418)01 May 195931 Dec 1989

Office of the Minister for Industrial Development (TA409)12 May 195927 May 1976

Public Service Appeal Board (TA82)01 Jan 196031 Dec 1985

Inquiry Into Parliamentary Salaries and Allowances (TA281)01 Jan 196031 Dec 1960

Public Offices Committee (TA1101)01 Jan 196331 Dec 1996

Tasmanian Industrial Boards (TA273)01 Jan 196331 Dec 1984

Municipal Commission of Tasmania (TA177)01 Jan 196431 Dec 1980

Parliamentary Salaries Tribunal (TA282)01 Jan 196431 Dec 1964

Archives Office of Tasmania (TA380)22 Dec 1965

Parliamentary Salaries Tribunal (TA283)01 Jan 196731 Dec 1967

Tasmania Week Committee (TA231)01 Jan 196831 Dec 1968

Cabinet Office (TA1432)27 May 1969

Retirement Benefits Fund Board (TA1102)01 Jan 1970

Parliamentary Salaries Tribunal (TA284)01 Jan 197031 Dec 1970

Parliamentary Counsel's Department (TA927)30 Nov 197131 Mar 1978

Office of the Minister for Community Welfare and Child Care/elderly (TA396)01 May 1972

Office of the Minister for the Environment (TA401)03 May 197231 Jul 1989

Public Service Board (2) (TA369)01 Jan 197331 Dec 1984

Public Service Board Department (TA78)01 Jan 197331 Dec 1985

Public Service Arbitrator (TA310)01 Jan 197331 Dec 1984

Microfilm Committee (TA1491)19 Mar 197331 May 1982

Office of the Minister for Road Safety (TA877)01 Jan 197431 Dec 1985

Office of the Minister for the Arts (TA394)01 Jan 1974

Law Reform Commission of Tasmania (TA243)01 Jan 197431 Dec 1988

Office of the Minister for National Parks, Wildlife and Heritage (TA414)17 Apr 1974

Office of the Minister for Sport and Recreation (TA419)17 Apr 1974

Steering Committee of the State Strategy Plan (TA171)18 Apr 197431 Dec 1977

Computer Policy Committee (TA979)01 Jan 197527 Jan 1981

Office of the Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries (TA991)01 Jan 197531 Dec 1976

Court of Marine Enquiry Into Lake Illawarra Collision (TA241)01 Jan 197531 Dec 1975

Office of the Minister for Emergency Services (TA399)31 Mar 1975

Office of the Minister for Industrial Relations (TA410)01 Jan 1976

Office of the Minister for Primary Industry (TA417)01 Jan 1976

Premier's Department (2) (TA166)01 Jan 197631 Dec 1985

Office of the Minister for Resources and Energy (TA420)01 Dec 197631 Aug 1978

Office of the Minister for Housing and Construction (TA741)22 Dec 197606 May 1980

Office of the Minister for Ethnic Affairs (TA402)01 Dec 1977

Office of the Parliamentary Counsel (TA928)31 Mar 1978

Office of the Minister for Economic Planning and Development (TA397)01 Jul 197831 Dec 1982

Office of the Minister for Water Resources (TA425)01 Jul 1978

Review of Tasmanian Government Administration (Phase 2) (TA473)01 Jan 197931 Dec 1982

Office of the Minister for Administrative Services (TA745)01 Jan 1979

Ombudsman (TA322)01 Jan 197901 Mar 1997

Office of the Minister for Finance (TA403)01 Jan 1980

Office of the Minister for Handicapped Persons Services (TA405)06 May 198031 May 1982

Office of the Minister for Energy (TA400)01 Sep 1980

Devonport City Council (TA431)01 Jan 1981

Computer Policy Advisory Committee (TA326)01 Jan 198131 Dec 1986

Office of the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs (TA393)01 Jan 198231 Dec 1985

Office of the Minister for Sea Fisheries (TA421)01 Jan 1982

Royal Commission Into the Constitution Act 1934 (TA1743)01 Jan 198231 Dec 1982

Board of Inquiry Into Service Incremental Payments Scheme (TA276)01 Jan 198331 Dec 1983

Registrar-General's Division (TA914)15 Mar 1983

Deregulation Advisory Board (TA2115)01 Jul 1983

Tasmanian Industrial Commission (TA290)01 Jan 1985

Office of the Commissioner for Public Employment (TA360)01 Jan 198501 May 2001

Office of the Commissioner for Review (TA361)01 Jan 198501 May 2001

Department of Public Administration (TA321)01 Jan 198531 Dec 1990

Department of the Premier and Cabinet (TA251)01 Feb 198517 Jul 1989

Interim Computer Policy Advisory Committee (TA491)01 Jan 198631 Dec 1989

Law Reform Commissioner (TA681)01 Jan 198831 Dec 1997

Office of the Minister Assisting the Premier on Aboriginal Affairs (TA1427)01 Jan 198931 Dec 1992

Office of the Minister Assisting the Premier on Multicultural Affairs (TA1431)01 Jan 198931 Dec 1992

Office of the Minister Assisting the Premier on the Status of Women (TA1024)01 Jul 198931 Jan 1992

Office of the Minister for Environment and Planning (TA1008)01 Jul 198928 Feb 1993

Office of the Minister for Youth Affairs (TA1005)01 Jul 1989

Office of the Minister for Education and the Arts (TA1006)01 Jul 1989

Office of the Minister for Employment, Industrial Relations and Training (TA1007)01 Jul 1989

Tasmanian Electoral Office (TA988)17 Jul 1989

State Purchasing & Sales (TA989)17 Jul 198930 Jun 1999

Department of Administrative Services (TA898)17 Jul 198907 Nov 1989

Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages (TA923)17 Jul 1989

Department of Premier & Cabinet (TA926)17 Jul 1989

Office of the Minister for Community Services (TA992)17 Jul 1989

Office of the Minister for Justice. (TA1524)17 Jul 1989

Department of Administrative Services and Consumer Affairs (TA899)07 Nov 198918 Feb 1992

Department of Treasury and Finance (TA916)07 Nov 1989

Royal Commission Into an Attempt to Bribe a Member of the House of Assembly, and Other Matters (TA975)01 Jan 199031 Dec 1991

Tasmanian Centre for Information Technology (Tascit) (TA1906)01 Jan 199031 Dec 1993

Office of the Minister Assisting the Treasurer (TA1525)01 Jan 1992

Office of the Minister for Public Administration (TA1526)01 Jan 1992

Office of the Minister for Inland Fisheries (TA1544)01 Jan 1992

Office of the Enterprise Commissioner (TA2111)01 Jan 199201 Jan 2001

Office of the Minister for Police & Public Safety (TA1515)01 Feb 199231 Jul 1998

Office of the Minister for Mines (TA1516)01 Feb 199231 Jul 1998

Communications and Computing Division (TA1625)01 Jan 199331 Dec 1998

Public Sector Management Office (TA1549)03 Feb 199327 Mar 1996

Office of the Minister for Public Sector Administration (TA1909)03 Feb 199327 Mar 1996

Office of the Minister for Environment & Land Management (TA1495)23 Feb 1993

Local Government Board (TA1642)17 Jan 1994

Board of Inquiry Into the Size and Constitution of the Tasmanian Parliament. (TA1107)01 Mar 199431 Dec 1994

Office of the Minister for State Development (TA1910)01 Mar 199430 Jun 1996

Printing Authority of Tasmania (TA1747)17 Mar 1994

Committee of Review to Inquire Into Parliamentary Salaries. (TA1109)20 Apr 199509 Jun 1995

Office of the Government Prices Oversight Commission (TA1635)01 Jan 199601 Jun 2010

Office of the Minister for Workplace Standards. (TA1530)01 Jan 1996

Ombudsman & Health Complaints Commissioner (TA2149)01 Mar 1997

Service Tasmania (TA1733)02 Jan 1998

Office of the Minister for Infrastructure, Energy and Resources (TA1590)18 Sep 1998

Telecommunications Management Division (Tmd) (TA1941)01 Jan 1999

Tasmania Together Community Leaders Group (TA1628)01 May 199931 Dec 2001

Office of the State Service Commissioner (TA1609)01 May 200104 Feb 2013

Tasmania Together Progress Board (TA1627)03 Sep 2001

Independent Assessor of the Ombudsmans Review of Claims of Abuse of Children in State Care - Peter Cranswick Qc (TA1746)01 Aug 200330 Jun 2006

State Service Management Office (TA1648)02 Feb 2004

Office of the Minister for Economic Development (TA1835)22 Mar 2004

Tasmanian Electoral Commission (TA1664)16 Feb 2005

Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office (TA1814)31 Oct 200630 Nov 2018

Integrity Commission (TA1922)01 Oct 2010

Office of the State Archivist (TA2181)01 Oct 2017

Tasmanian Archives (TA2184)01 Nov 2018