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Agency ID11732
TitleDepartment of Primary Industries II
Agency TypeDepartment
Start Date 29/6/1998
End Date 12/2/2004
Date NotesN/A

Responsible for promoting the sustainable economic development of Queensland's primary industries.

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Series IDTitleFromTo
19146Forestry Camp Maps 29/6/1998 17/6/1999
20872Beef Industry Development Advisory Council Files 29/6/1998 31/12/1999
20486Indexes to Forestry Maps 29/6/1998 31/12/1999
20750Chemical Registration Files 29/6/1998 12/2/2004
19289General Correspondence (Forestry Regional Offices) 29/6/1998 12/2/2004
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Controlled Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
7874Queensland Egg Industry Management Authority 29/6/1998 31/12/1998
10682Queensland Fruit and Vegetable Growers 29/6/1998 31/12/1999
1651Queensland Cane Growers' Council 29/6/1998 21/1/2000
7872Queensland Dairy Authority 29/6/1998 28/3/2003
7621Rural Lands Protection Board 29/6/1998 20/6/2003
11152Agricultural Chemicals Distribution Control Board 29/6/1998 12/2/2004
10922Grain Research Foundation 29/6/1998 12/2/2004
564Office of the Chief Inspector of Stock 29/6/1998 12/2/2004
1690Office of the Registrar of Brands 29/6/1998 12/2/2004
11343Land Protection Council 20/6/2003 12/2/2004
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Information Sources

Department of Primary Industries Annual Report 1999-2000
Department of Primary Industries Annual Report 2000-2001
Department of Primary Industries Annual Report 2001-2002
Department of Primary Industries Annual Report 2002-2003
Department of Primary Industries Annual Report 2003-2004
Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries, 2005, “Administrative history of DPI&F and its antecedents 1855-2005” [draft 4], Brisbane.
Queensland Government Gazette 29 June 1998, vol. CCCXVIII, no. 74, pp.1057-1062
Queensland Government Gazette 29 June 1998, vol. CCCXVIII, no. 76, pp.1065-1099, 1110
Queensland Government Gazette 12 February 2004, vol. CCCXXXV, no. 27, pp.427-460, 468
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Establishing Public Service Act 1996 (section 13e); Officials in Parliament Act 1896
Abolishing N/A
Administered Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Queensland) Act 1994
Agricultural Chemicals Distribution Control Act 1966
Agricultural Standards Act 1994
Animals Protection Act 1925
Apiaries Act 1982
Banana Industry Protection Act 1989
Biological Control Act 1987 (except with respect to control of declared plants and animals under the Rural Lands Protection Act 1985)
Brands Act 1915
Chemical Usage (Agricultural and Veterinary) Control Act 1988
Chicken Meat Industry Committee Act 1976
City of Brisbane Market Act 1960
Dairy Adjustment Program Agreement Act 1976
Dairy Adjustment Program Agreement Act 1977
Dairy Industry Act 1993
Diseases in Timber Act 1975
Egg Industry Act 1993
Exotic Diseases in Animals Act 1981
Farm Produce Marketing Act 1964
Fisheries Act 1994
Forestry Act 1959 (as it relates to the responsibilities of the Minister for Primary Industries)
Fruit Marketing Organisation Act 1923
Grain Industry (Restructuring) Act 1991
Grain Research Foundation Act 1976
Meat Industry Act 1993
Plant Protection Act 1989
Primary Industries Corporation Act 1992 (as it relates to the responsibilities of the Minister for Primary Industries)
Primary Producers’ Organisation and Marketing Act 1926
Sawmills Licensing Act 1936
Stock Act 1915
Sugar Industry Act 1991
Sugar Milling Rationalisation Act 1991
Timber Utilisation and Marketing Act 1987
Tobacco Industry (Restructuring) Act 1996
Torres Strait Fisheries Act 1984
Veterinary Surgeons Act 1936
Wheat Marketing (Facilitation) Act 1989
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The Department of Primary Industries was established when the former Department of Primary Industries, Fisheries and Forestry was renamed on 29 June 1998 under Administrative Arrangements Order (No. 1) 1998 and the Public Service Act 1996 (section 13e).

Agricultural Chemicals; Animal Welfare;
Commercial Forestry; Control of State Plantation Forests (excluding the land);
Fisheries Resource Management; Food and Fibre Production; Food Processing and Value Adding Development; Forestry Industry Development;
Plant and Animal Diseases; Primary Industry Research, Development and Extension; Private Forestry
;Quarry Sales under the Forestry Act 1959

After a change of Government in 1999, the Department re-focused its business into food and fibre products. Three new business groups were formed – the Agency for Food and Fibre Sciences (incorporating all the Department’s research institutes, research centres and extension services), a restructured Queensland Fisheries Service and the Office of the Chief Scientist.

A strengthening rural focus during this period was also apparent, with the Office of Rural Communities allowing DPI to take a ‘whole-systems approach to significant issues in rural Queensland’ (1999/2000 annual report, p. 32). This office remained attached to DPI for 5 years, between 1999 and 2004 and functioned to link State Government to Queensland’s rural communities, endeavouring to improve the social and economic opportunities for rural communities by establishing effective processes and pilot projects.

The Policy Analysis and Industry Development Group was formed in 1999 from the parts of the Policy and Legal Services and of Agriculture Industry Development groups, which were both disbanded. The new group was designed to provide policy advice and to institute a legislative reform package.
The Queensland Food and Fibre Science and Innovation Council was formed in June 2000 to provide independent strategic advice to Government on priorities for food and fibre science and innovation and to facilitate alliances with research and business organisations in Australia and overseas. Members of the Council were drawn from business, industry, academia, government and the community.

A new Queensland Fisheries Service was created on 21 July 2000 from the amalgamation of the Queensland Fisheries Management Authority and the Department of Primary Industries Fisheries Group.
In 2001, the Fire Ant Control Centre was created to undertake the fire ant eradication campaign after the South American pest was found in Brisbane.

On 12 February 2004 the Department was renamed the Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries.
Note: A previous Department of Primary Industries existed from 26 September 1963 – 25 February 1996.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID11732, Department of Primary Industries II
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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