| 24 March 1993|
| 25 March 1994|
| Department of Industry, Technology and Commerce - for all functions
Department of Immigration, Local Government and Ethnic Affairs - for regional development function|
Department of Housing and Regional Development - for regional development function
Department of Industry, Science and Technology - for all other functions
Commonwealth of Australia
The Department of Industry, Technology and Regional Development was an Australian government department that existed between March 1993 and March 1994.
Department of Industry, Technology and Regional Development Wikipedia
Information about the department's functions and/or government funding allocation could be found in the Administrative Arrangements Orders, the annual Portfolio Budget Statements and in the Department's annual reports.
According to the Administrative Arrangements Order (AAO) made on 24 March 1993, the Department dealt with:Manufacturing and commerce including industries development
Science and technology, including industrial research and development
Marketing, including export promotion, of manufactures and services
Construction industry (excluding residential construction)
Duties of customs and excise
Bounties on the production of goods
Offsets, to the extent not dealt with by the Department of Defence
Patents of inventions and designs, and trade marks
Weights and measures
Civil space program
Commission for the Future
The Department was an Australian Public Service department, staffed by officials who were responsible to the Minister for Industry, Technology and Regional Development. The Ministers were Alan Griffiths (until 23 January 1994) and then Peter Cook (from 30 January 1994). The Ministers were assisted in the role by a Parliamentary Secretary, Ted Lindsay.
From 24 March 1993 to 19 December 1993, the Secretary of the Department was Neville Stevens; from 20 December 1993 to 25 March 1994, the Secretary was Sandy Hollway.