AU WA A1573 - DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

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Type of entity

Corporate body

Legal Status Text

Department

Authorized form of name

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

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Description identifier

AU WA A1573

Description area

Dates of existence

2009-01-01 - 2017-07-01

History

The Department of Commerce was formed on 1 January 2009 as a result of the Department of Industry and Resources being abolished under the Barnett Government. Two other departments - the Department of State Development and the Department of Mines and Petroleum - were formed as a result of this departmental restructure.

The Department of Commerce was tasked with working with the Western Australian community to ensure high standards of safety and protection for workers and consumers, as well as promoting and fostering innovative industries, science and enterprise and Aboriginal economic development. The Department comprises seven divisions: Consumer Protection; Energy Safety; Labour Relations; Science and Innovation; WorkSafe; Corporate Services and the Office of the Director General.

Under the McGowan Government, the functions of the Department of Commerce were split and assigned to new departments on 1 July 2017. The industry promotion and innovation functions were assigned to the newly formed Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation and the regulatory and Labour Relations functions were assigned to the newly formed Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety.

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Functions, occupations and activities

Mandates/sources of authority

Creation: Public Sector Management Act 1994 section 35(1)(d)

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Related entity

AU WA A1210 - DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY AND RESOURCES (2003-02-03 - 2009-01-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A1210

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Preceding

Dates of the relationship

2003-03-02 - 2009-01-01

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Related entity

AU WA A1943 - DEPARTMENT OF JOBS, TOURISM, SCIENCE AND INNOVATION (2017-07-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A1943

Category of the relationship

Succeeding

Dates of the relationship

2009-01-01 - 2017-07-01

Description of relationship

Industry promotion and innovation functions transferred to the new Department.

Related entity

AU WA A1944 - DEPARTMENT OF MINES, INDUSTRY REGULATION AND SAFETY (2017-07-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A1944

Category of the relationship

Succeeding

Dates of the relationship

2009-01-01 - 2017-07-01

Description of relationship

Regulatory and Labour Relations functions transferred to new Department.

Related entity

AU WA A1205 - DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AND EMPLOYMENT PROTECTION (2001-07-01 - 2008-12-31)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A1205

Category of the relationship

Preceding

Dates of the relationship

2009-01-01 -

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Related function

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Final

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Archivist's notes