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Environment and Heritage Portfolio
Budget Initiatives and Explanations of Appropriations 2003-2004
Budget Related Paper No. 1.7
© Commonwealth of Australia 2003
ISSN 1448 - 1219 (Online), 1448 - 1200 (Print)
The National Oceans Office has a cross agency agreement with the Department of the Environment and Heritage whereby the Department provides transactional corporate services to the Oceans Office on a commercial basis.
The Director of the National Oceans Office is responsible to the National Oceans Ministerial Board, through the Minister for the Environment and Heritage as Chair, for the delivery and management of the National Oceans Office's outputs.
The National Oceans Office is a prescribed agency under the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997. It was established as an Executive Agency under the Public Service Act 1999 in December 1999.
The Director of the National Oceans Office is accountable to the National Oceans Ministerial Board through the Minister for the Environment and Heritage as Chair. The other members of the Ministerial Board are the Ministers for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry; Education, Science and Training; Industry, Tourism and Resources; and Transport and Regional Services.
Supporting the Ministerial Board are:
Refer to National Oceans Office, Section 2.
The National Oceans Office is committed to implementing the Commonwealth's formal cost recovery policy. In accordance with this policy the National Oceans Office will adhere to the Commonwealth's cost recovery guidelines when: