Government Departments & Agencies

Attorney Generals Department

 

The Attorney Generals Department is the central policy and coordinating element of the Attorney-General's portfolio, for which the Attorney-General and Minister for the Arts; and the Minister for Justice are responsible.

 

The Attorney-General's Department is responsible for:

  • law and justice

  • national security

  • emergency management

  • natural disaster relief

  • cultural affairs, including movable cultural heritage and support for the arts

  • the management of government records.

 

www.ag.gov.au

Department of Education and Training

 

The Department of Education & Training is responsible for national policies that help Australians access quality and affordable education and training. 

The Department of Education and Training is responsible for:

  • early child care

  • childhood education

  • school education

  • higher education

  • vocational education and training

  • international education and training

 

www.education.gov.au

Department of Health

 

The Department of Health is the central policy and coordinating element of the Attorney-General's portfolio, for which the Attorney-General and Minister for the Arts; and the Minister for Justice are responsible.

 

The Department of Health is responsible for:

  • public health, including health protection and medical research

  • primary health care

  • pharmaceutical including benefits, drug strategies and regulation

  • private health insurance

  • blood, organ and dental policy and funding

  • hearing services policy and funding

  • mental health and primary mental health care

 

www.health.gov.au

Department of Human Services

 

The Department of Human Services is responsible for the development of service delivery policy and providing access to social, health and other payment services.

 

The Department of Human Services is responsible for:

  • Medicare

  • Centrelink

  • Child Support

 

www.humanservices.gov.au

Australian Federal Police

 

The role of the AFP is to enforce Commonwealth criminal law, contribute to combating complex, transnational, serious and organised crime impacting Australia's national security and to protect Commonwealth interests from criminal activity in Australia and overseas.

The Australian Federal Police is responsible for:

  • policing services to the Australian Capital Territory

  • policing services to all Australian territories 

  • policing services to Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands and Norfolk Islands

  • develop unique capabilities ad exploit advanced technology to provide utmost value to Australia's national interest.

 

www.afp.gov.au

Australian Human Rights Commission

 

The Australian Human Rights Commission works closely with other national human rights institutions, particularly through the Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions, to address major human rights issues in the region.

 

The Australian Human Rights Commission is responsible for:

  • education and public awareness

  • discrimination and human rights complaints

  • human rights compliance

  • policy and legislative development

 

www.humanrights.gov.au

Australian Tax Office

 

The Australian Tax Office is the principal revenue collection agency of the Australian Government. The role of the ATO is to effectively manage and shape the tax and superannuation systems that support and fund services for Australians.

 

The Australian Tax Office is responsible for:

  • collecting revenue

  • administering the goods and services tax (GST) on behalf of Australian states and territories

  • governing a range of programs which result in transfers and benefits to the community

  • administering the major aspects of Australia's superannuation scheme system

  • custodian of the Australian Business Register

 

www.ato.gov.au

National Disability Insurance Scheme

 

The Australian Tax Office is the principal revenue collection agency of the Australian Government. The role of the ATO is to effectively manage and shape the tax and superannuation systems that support and fund services for Australians.

 

The Australian Tax Office is responsible for:

  • collecting revenue

  • administering the goods and services tax (GST) on behalf of Australian states and territories

  • governing a range of programs which result in transfers and benefits to the community

  • administering the major aspects of Australia's superannuation scheme system

  • custodian of the Australian Business Register

 

www.ato.gov.au

Ageing, Disability and Home Care NSW

 

The Australian Tax Office is the principal revenue collection agency of the Australian Government. The role of the ATO is to effectively manage and shape the tax and superannuation systems that support and fund services for Australians.

 

The Australian Tax Office is responsible for:

  • collecting revenue

  • administering the goods and services tax (GST) on behalf of Australian states and territories

  • governing a range of programs which result in transfers and benefits to the community

  • administering the major aspects of Australia's superannuation scheme system

  • custodian of the Australian Business Register

 

www.ato.gov.au