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Department of Overseas Trade (Australia)

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Formed  19 December 1972
Headquarters  Canberra
Dissolved  20 December 1977
Preceding Department  Department of Trade and Industry
Superseding agency  Department of Trade and Resources
Jurisdiction  Commonwealth of Australia

The Department of Overseas Trade was an Australian government department that existed between December 1972 and December 1977.

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History

The Department was one of several new Departments established by the Whitlam Government, a wide restructuring that revealed some of the new government's program.

Scope

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 the department's creation it was responsible for:

  • Trade and Commerce with other countries, including trade promotion.
  • Trade agreements and export services.
  • Structure

    The Department was an Commonwealth Public Service department, staffed by officials who were responsible to the Minister for Overseas Trade.

    References

    Department of Overseas Trade (Australia) Wikipedia


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