| 19 December 1972|
| 20 December 1977|
| Department of Trade and Industry|
Department of Trade and Resources
Commonwealth of Australia
The Department of Overseas Trade was an Australian government department that existed between December 1972 and December 1977.
Department of Overseas Trade (Australia) Wikipedia
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.
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.
The Department was an Commonwealth Public Service department, staffed by officials who were responsible to the Minister for Overseas Trade.