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Department of the Environment and Heritage annual report 2004-05

Volume one
Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2005
ISSN 1441 9335

Executive summary (continued)


As at 30 June 2005 the department was made up of 12 divisions.

Senator the Hon Ian Campbell
Minister for the Environment and Heritage

The Hon Greg Hunt MP
Parliamentary Secretary

Organisational structure chart


Changes since the 2004-05 Budget

After the election of 9 October 2004 the government decided to move the Australian Greenhouse Office and the National Oceans Office into the department. As a result:

Some Indigenous heritage functions were transferred to the department after the Australian Government abolished the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Services agency on 20 June 2004. See section 12.2 Restructuring of the departement's financial statements for further information.

Role and functions


Both agencies ceased as separate executive agencies under the Public Service Act 1999 on 26 October 2004, and as prescribed agencies under the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 on 3 November 2004.