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Group VRG 102
Energy and Minerals
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Date Range: 1992 - 1996
 
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A Minister for Energy and Minerals was appointed in October 1992 upon election of the first Kennett Government. The Minister for Energy and Minerals succeeded the Minister for Manufacturing and Industry Development (VRG 97).

Acts assigned to the Minister upon appointment:

Coal Mines (Pensions) Act 1958, excluding Part III (administered by the Minister for Industry and Employment)
Electric Light and Power Act 1958
Extractive Industries Act 1966
Fuel Emergency Act 1977, excluding Sections 8 and 9 (administered by the Attorney-General)
Gas and Fuel Corporation Act 1958
Loy Yang B Act 1992
Mineral Resources Development Act 1990
Mines Act 1958 - Division 2 of Part III which is jointly administered with the Minister for Industry and Employment
Mining Development Act 1958
Nuclear Activities (Prohibitions) Act 1983
Petroleum Act 1958
Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act 1982
Pipelines Act 1967
Renewable Energy Authority Victoria Act 1990
Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Agreements Act 1958
State Electricity Commission Act 1958
Underseas Mineral Resources Act 1963

Following the re-election of the Kennett Government in April 1996 the Energy and Minerals portfolio ceased. Responsibility for minerals passed to the Minister for Agriculture and Natural Resources (VRG 122). Responsibility for energy transferred to the Treasurer (VRG 23), except for responsibilities relating to the Chief Electrical Inspector, which passed to the Minister for Industry, Science and Technology (VRG 124).

The relationship between privatisation of the energy (electricity and gas) sector and changes of ministerial responsibility, in particular, the assumption of responsibilities by the Treasurer, is subject to research. The precise nature of ministerial responsibility for energy in the privatised environment is also subject to research.

Upon abolition, responsibility for Acts was transferred as follows:
(Note: the following doesn't necessarily include all the Acts assigned to the Minister at the time of abolition):

Acts Transferred to the Minister for Agriculture and Resources:

Coal Mines (Pensions) Act 1958, excluding Part III (administered by the Minister for Industry and Employment)
Extractive Industries Act 1966
Mineral Resources Development Act 1990
Mines 1958 - Division 2 of Part III (jointly administered with the Minister for Industry, Science and Technology)
Nuclear Activities (Prohibitions) 1983
Petroleum (Submerged Lands) 1982
Petroleum 1958
Pipelines 1967
Renewable Energy Authority Victoria 1990
Underseas Mineral Resources 1963

Acts Transferred to the Treasurer:

Gas and Fuel Corporation (Heatane Gas) Act 1993
Gas and Fuel Corporation (Repeal) Act 1995
Gas Industry Act 1994
Gas Industry (Extension of Supply) Act 1995
Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Agreements Act 1958
State Owned Enterprises Act 1992 and Electric Light and Power Act 1958 except insofar as relates to the exercise of powers and functions of the Chief Electrical Inspector
State Electricity Commission Act 1958, except Part V, VA, VI and IX

Acts Transferred to the Minister for Industry, Science and Technology:

Electricity Industry Act 1993, Division 2 of Part 4 and Part 7
State Electricity Commission Act 1958, Part V, VA, VI, IX
Electric Light and Power Act 1958 insofar as it relates to the exercise of the powers and functions of the Chief Electrical Inspector

Acts for which transfer of responsibility has not been researched:

Fuel Emergency Act 1977: Responsiblity of the Minister for Industry and Employment by 4/1/94 (General Order 4/1/94).
Loy Yang B Act 1992: Date of transfer to the Treasurer subject to research.

Minister(s):

Minister for Energy and Minerals 1992-1996

Previous Group(s):

VRG 97 Manufacturing and Industry Development 1990 - 1992

Subsequent Groups:

VRG 122 Agriculture and Natural Resources 1996 - 1999
VRG 23 Treasurer 1851 - ct
VRG 124 Industry, Science and Technology 1996 - 1999

 
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Agencies within this GroupAgencies within this Group
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Date within Group Agency Title Agency Number Agency Hierarchy
1992 - 1993 State Electricity Commission of Victoria (previously known as the Electricity Commissioners) VA 1002 Major Statutory Authority
1992 - 1993 Coal Corporation of Victoria VA 2630 Statutory Authority
1992 - 1993 State Electricity Commission, Mid-Western Supply Region VA 2740 Statutory Authority
1992 - 1995 Gas and Fuel Corporation VA 1040 Major Statutory Authority
1992 - 1995 Department of Energy and Minerals VA 3035 Dept. of State
1992 - 1996 Board of Examiners for Mine Managers VA 1399 Statutory Authority
1992 - 1996 Australian Minerals and Energy Council VA 2890 Statutory Authority
1992 - 1996 Renewable Energy Authority Victoria VA 3117 Statutory Authority
1992 - 1996 Everton Dell Pty Ltd VA 4112 Other Instrumentalities
1993 - 1996 Office of the Chief Electrical Inspector VA 4207
1995 - 1996 Department of Agriculture, Energy and Minerals VA 3744 Dept. of State
Functions related to this GroupFunctions related to this Group
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Date within Group Function Title Function Number
1992 - 1996 Geological survey VF 24
1992 - 1996 Mining surveyors VF 25
1992 - 1996 Mining VF 62
1992 - 1996 Mining and extractive industries VF 151
1992 - 1996 Petroleum industry VF 152
1992 - cont Electric light and power VF 47
1992 - cont State electricity commission VF 145
1992 - cont Gas and fuel VF 148
1992 - cont Renewable energy VF 363
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