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The Department of the Premier and Cabinet was established in 1982, superseding the Department of the Premier (VA 2717) (Victoria Government Gazette No.102, 13 October 1982).
Services to Statutory and Other Bodies
The Department has also provided financial and personnel services to the following statutory bodies:
-- Agent-General for Victoria (in London) (VA 1829) to 1985
-- Ombudsman (VA 1037)
-- Solicitor-General (VA 1079) 1985 to 1992
-- Auditor-General (VA 1031)
-- Public Service Board (VA 886) to 1992
-- Public Service Commissioner (VA 3088) from 1992.
Some administrative support is also provided for Parliamentary Offices of the Government, Opposition and Third Party at Parliament House and for Cabinet Ministers and Members of Parliament.
Until 1986 the Official Secretary to the Governor was located within the Department of the Premier and Cabinet. However, records maintained by the Official Secretary will be found attributed to the Governor (VA 466). Likewise, although the Clerk of the Executive Council was located within the Department from 1982, records maintained by the Clerk will be found attributed to the Executive Council (VA 2903).
Administrative Structure from October 1992
Since October 1992 the Department has comprised the following units:
-- Cabinet Office (See VA 2989 Cabinet)
-- Office of Public Sector Management and Co-ordinator General
-- Office of State Administration.
Following significant machinery of government changes after the re-election of the Kennett Government in April 1996, the Department of Arts, Sport and Tourism (VA 3095) was abolished. Under Administrative Arrangements Order No.150, effective 3 April 1996, the Department of Premier and Cabinet assumed responsibility for most of the arts functions of the Department of Arts, Sport and Tourism.
Location of Records
See the inventory of series below. See also the List of Holdings 2nd edition 1985, section 3.17.0.