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Agency ID11652
TitleQueensland Treasury
Agency TypeDepartment
Start Date 16/2/2015
End Date Current
Date NotesN/A
Abstract

Responsible for State finances

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Agency IDTitleFromTo
1489Office of Agent-General for Queensland, London 16/2/2015 Current
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Remarks

Information Sources

Queensland Government Gazette Extraordinary, 16 February 2015, vol. 368, no. 34, pp. 372 - 407
Queensland Government Gazette Extraordinary, 12 December 2017, vol. 376, no. 97, pp. 634 - 682
Queensland Government Gazette Extraordinary, 21 December 2017, vol. 376, no. 103, pp. 705 - 747
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Legislation

Establishing Public Service Act 2008: Public Service Departmental Arrangements Notice (No. 1) 2015
Abolishing N/A
Administered Acts administered are listed in Administrative Arrangements Order (No. 4) 2017, Queensland Government Gazette 2017, vol. 376, no.103, pp. 705 - 747:
Aboriginal Land Act 1991 (Part 18 to the extent that it is relevant to royalties)
Airport Assets (Restructuring and Disposal) Act 2008
Alcan Queensland Pty. Limited Agreement Act 1965 (to the extent that it is relevant to royalties)
Appropriation Act 2016
Appropriation Act 2017
Appropriation Act (No. 2) 2016
Appropriation Act (No. 2) 2017
Appropriation (Parliament) Act 2016
Appropriation (Parliament) Act 2017
Appropriation (Parliament) Act (No. 2) 2015
Appropriation (Parliament) Act (No. 2) 2017
Brisbane Trades Hall Management Act 1984
Building Boost Grant Act 2011
Central Queensland Coal Associates Agreement Act 1968 (to the extent that it is relevant to royalties); (Sch pt V)
Commonwealth Aluminium Corporation Pty. Limited Agreement Act 1957 (to the extent that it is relevant to royalties)
Commonwealth Places (Mirror Taxes Administration) Act 1999
Community Ambulance Cover Levy Repeal Act 2011
Competition Policy Reform (Queensland) Act 1996
Cross River Rail Delivery Authority Act 2016
Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal (Long-term Lease) Act 2001
Duties Act 2001
Financial Accountability Act 2009
Financial Agreement Act 1994
Financial Intermediaries Act 1996
Financial Sector Reform (Queensland) Act 1999
First Home Owner Grant Act 2000
Fossicking Act 1994 (to the extent that it is relevant to royalties)
Fuel Subsidy Repeal Act 2009
Gaming Machine Act 1991 (s 322(a))
Geothermal Energy Act 2010 (to the extent that it is relevant to royalties)
Government Owned Corporations Act 1993
GST and Related Matters Act 2000
Infrastructure Investment (Asset Restructuring and Disposal) Act 2009
Judges (Pensions and Long Leave) Act 1957 (s17)
Land Tax Act 2010
Mineral Resources Act 1989 (to the extent that it is relevant to royalties)
Motor Accident Insurance Act 1994
Mount Isa Mines Limited Agreement Act 1985 (to the extent that it is relevant to royalties)
Mutual Recognition (Queensland) Act 1992
National Injury Insurance Scheme (Queensland) Act 2016
Occupational Licensing National Law (Queensland) Act 2010
Offshore Minerals Act 1998 (to the extent that it is relevant to royalties)
Payroll Tax Act 1971
Petroleum Act 1923 (to the extent that it is relevant to royalties)
Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004 (to the extent that it is relevant to royalties)
Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act 1982 (to the extent that it is relevant to royalties)
Public Officers Superannuation Benefits Recovery Act 1988
Queensland Competition Authority Act 1997
Queensland Investment Corporation Act 1991
Queensland Nickel Agreement Act 1970 (all financial and related matters); (to the extent that it is relevant to royalties)
Queensland Productivity Commission Act 2015
Queensland Treasury Corporation Act 1988
South East Queensland Water (Restructuring) Act 2007 (including as a responsible Minister for the purposes of Chapter 2 of the Act)
State Financial Institutions and Metway Merger Facilitation Act 1996
State Penalties Enforcement Act 1999 (except to the extent administered by the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice)
Statistical Returns Act 1896
Statutory Authorities (Superannuation Arrangements) Act 1994
Statutory Bodies Financial Arrangements Act 1982
Superannuation (Public Employees Portability) Act 1985
Superannuation (State Public Sector) Act 1990
Taxation Administration Act 2001
Thiess Peabody Coal Pty. Ltd. Agreement Act 1962 (to the extent that it is relevant to royalties)
Thiess Peabody Mitsui Coal Pty. Ltd. Agreements Act 1965 (to the extent that it is relevant to royalties)
Torres Strait Islander Land Act 1991 (Part 13 to the extent that it is relevant to royalties)
Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition (Queensland) Act 2003
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Description
ESTABLISHMENT:
On 16 February 2015, under Public Service Departmental Arrangements Notice (No. 1) 2015, Queensland Treasury and Trade was renamed Queensland Treasury.

On 12 December 2017, under Administrative Arrangements Order (No. 3) 2017, this department continued to operate under the same name. Responsibilities have changed over time, under various administrative arrangements.

FUNCTIONS
As at 21 December 2017, under Administrative Arrangements Order (No. 4) 2017, the functions of Queensland Treasury are as follows:

Capital Works Monitoring
City Deals
Economic Policy
Government owned enterprises
Government Statistics
Government Superannuation
Insurance
Mineral and Petroleum Royalties
Nominal Defendant
Public Sector Financial Policy
Queensland’s Response to Australian Government Policy on the Development of Northern Australia
Regulatory Reform
State Actuary
State Budget
State Taxation (Administration)
State Taxation (Policy)

Cities Transformation Taskforce (from the Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning effective 21 December 2017)


LEGACY FUNCTIONS:
In 1862, the Treasurer's responsibilities were gazetted as: Finance generally; custody, collection, and disbursement of all revenues; trade and commerce; taxation; issue and sale of debentures; postal arrangements and contracts; customs; distillation; issue of stamps; port and harbor regulations; navigation, including pilots; lighthouses; and lightships.

It was not until 1963 and subsequently 1968 that the Treasury Department lost those functions which were less specifically related to matters of the Government coffers. In 1963 the Queensland Housing Commission and the Government Printing Office were amalgamated with other departments as were the Harbours and Marines Department and the Marine Board in 1968.

Other agencies controlled by the Department over a long period included the Government Savings Bank, created in 1867 and taken over by the Commonwealth Bank of Australia on 30 September 1920, and the State Government Insurance Office, created in 1924 and in existence until 1986 when it became Suncorp.

Other functions carried out at various times by the Department included: Racing and Betting; Probate duty, Succession duty; Workers Compensation; Explosives; Law, liquor; Sugar mills; Pensions, imperial; Firms, registration of; Weights and Measures; Licences, auctioneers.

The Treasurer's responsibilities listed in the 1999 Government Directory included: art unions; casinos; economic performance and analysis; Golden Casket; government owned enterprises; government statistics; government superannuation; insurance; machine gaming; nominal defendant; public sector financial policy; Queensland Investment Corporation; Queensland Rural Adjustment Authority; Queensland Treasury Corporation; state actuary; state budget; state taxation.

From 13 September 2007 the Office of Racing was amalgamated with the Department, and from 21 Sep 2007 liquor licensing was added to its responsibilities. From 1 July 2008, the Office of Gaming, Liquor and Racing was created. From 26 March 2009 these functions were transferred to the new Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation.

On 3 April 2012 the Department gained Trade Queensland from the previous Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation.

On 16 February 2015, Trade Development/Trade Investment Queensland was transferred to the Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning.

From 16 February 2015 to 12 December 2017 Queensland Treasury was responsible for the following functions (the majority of which were transferred to the Department of Education):
Anzac Day Trust
Building and Construction Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Authority
Chemical hazards
Contract Cleaning Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Authority
Electrical safety
Employment policies and programs (transferred to Department of Employment, Small Business and Training)
Industrial Relations
Workers' compensation
Workplace health and safety
Agent-General for Queensland, London
Electrical Licensing Committee
Electrical Safety Board
Public sector industrial relations
Skilled and business migration (from 1 July 2013)

On 12 December 2017, responsibility for market-led proposals was transferred to the Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning, the Office of Industrial Relations was transferred to the Department of Education and functions relating to employment policy and programs were transferred to the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training.

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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID11652, Queensland Treasury
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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