| 10 December 1928|| 21 April 1930|
| Department of Works and Railways - for Commonwealth railways and war service homes
Department of Markets (I)|
Department of Markets (II)
Department of Transport (I)
Commonwealth of Australia
Collins Street, Melbourne
The Department of Markets and Transport was an Australian government department that existed between December 1928 and April 1930.
Department of Markets and Transport Wikipedia
When the Department was abolished, it was split into the Department of Markets (II) and the Department of Transport (I), and its functions divided between the two entities.
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.
At its creation, the Department was responsible for the following:Advances for purchase of wire and wire netting by settlers
Assisting the following organisations
Dairy Produce Export Control Board
Dried Fruits Export Control Board
Dried Fruits Advances Repayments Board
Australian Dairy Council, and the
Canned Fruits Export Control
Board Board of Trade Collections and dissemination of commercial and industrial information
Inspection, grading, packing and marketing of butter, cheese and other dairy products, meat, fresh, dried and canned fruits, seeds, vegetables, jams, honey etc., exported from the Commonwealth
Lighthouses, Lightships, Beacons and Buoys
Matters connected with the overseas marketing of Australian produce exported, including applications for financial assistance in connexion therewith
Navigation and shipping
Representation at International Exhibitions
Trade publicity and advertising in the United Kingdom and other overseas countries
War Service Homes.
The Department was a Commonwealth Public Service department, staffed by officials who were responsible to the Minister for Markets and Transport, Thomas Paterson until October 1929 and then Parker Moloney.