Provide Government with advice and assistance on financial and economic matters and the planning and monitoring of budget strategies. Assess and collect certain taxes. Oversee the management and operation of the Public Trust Office, the State Government's superannuation schemes and the Tasmanian Gaming Commission (Between 1990 and 1992). The Department was created on 7 November 1989 by re-naming the Department of Finance to avoid confusion arising from the absence of a Department named Treasury. On 1 July 1990 the Department assumed administrative control of the Tasmanian Gaming Commission. On 18 February 1992, following the change of Government, the Department of Administrative Services and Consumer Affairs was abolished and Treasury and Finance assumed administrative control of the Government Printing Office, the State Purchasing and Sales Division and the Public Offices Division. At the same time the Gaming Commission was transferred to the Department of Construction. From 27 March 1996 administrative responsibility for the Licensing Commission was transferred from Tourism to Treasury. On the same date the Public Offices Branch of Environment and Land Management and its Services to Government Group (except for those staff dealing with heritage matters) were also transferred to Treasury.