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Agency ID12
TitleTreasury Department
Agency TypeDepartment
Start Date 15/12/1859
End Date 3/4/2012
Date NotesN/A
Abstract

Responsible for management of the state's finances

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Series

Series IDTitleFromTo
6836Bank Ledger (Accounts ledger) N/A N/A
6797Bulk Stock Account for Treasury Security Paper N/A N/A
6837Endowment Ledgers (local government revenue) N/A N/A
17033Expenditure Ledgers N/A N/A
6740Expenditure Ledgers - Loan N/A N/A
6733Expenditure Ledgers - Trust N/A N/A
6754Harbour Dues Trust Account Ledgers N/A N/A
6842Index of Personal and Corporate Names N/A N/A
6835Individual Ledger (Ledger of Miscellaneous Accounts) N/A N/A
6751Intercolonial Accounts N/A N/A
6794Ledger of Expenditure on Jetties, Wharves, Lighthouses, Etc. N/A N/A
6752Ledgers of Loans to Municipalities N/A N/A
6801Loan Acts Ledger - Unforeseen Expenditure N/A N/A
6820Registers of Closed Loans N/A N/A
6739Registers of Expenditure on Roads and Bridges N/A N/A
6821Registers of Loan Fund Expenditure and Repayments N/A N/A
6817Registers of Loans to City Councils N/A N/A
7620Registers of Loans to Local Government Authorities and Other Local Bodies N/A N/A
6814Registers of Loans to Shire Councils N/A N/A
6816Registers of Loans to Town Councils N/A N/A
6819Registers of Miscellaneous Loans N/A N/A
6815Statements of Loans to Local Authorities N/A N/A
6793Suspense Account Registers N/A N/A
6803Unforeseen Expenditure Ledgers N/A N/A
10431Legal and Financial Miscellaneous Documents 5/8/1851 17/10/1963
6848Register of Miscellaneous Accounts and Journal of Deposits. 7/1/1856 30/6/1865
16299Executive Council Submissions and Minutes - Treasury Department 1/1/1859 31/12/2009
17365Revenue Ledgers 31/12/1859 30/6/1940
16304Ledgers of Rent Payment for Pastoral District Runs 1/1/1860 31/12/1907
6303Registers of Inwards Correspondence 1/1/1860 31/12/1980
6232General Correspondence (Treasury) 1/1/1860 31/12/1984
6304Letterbooks 12/2/1861 10/5/1938
16297Registers of Redeemed Land Orders 14/2/1861 10/7/1907
6749Loan Account Registers 28/4/1861 30/6/1930
6731Register of Account Sales of Debentures, Inscribed Stock and Treasury Bills 30/9/1861 30/11/1940
6700Registers of Debentures and Treasury Bills Issued 9/12/1861 2/1/1918
4084General Ledgers 1/1/1864 31/12/1985
16785Batch Files 1/1/1864 30/7/1999
4108Register of Local Authorities' Bonds 1/1/1865 31/12/1984
10426Documents Related to Cutting of the Brisbane River 15/2/1865 27/12/1866
8071Financial Agreements 24/2/1865 10/4/1931
10422Mortgage Documents - Municipal Councils 24/4/1865 18/7/1879
10424Crown Solicitor's Bonds for Licenses and Contract Work 1/5/1865 31/5/1887
16298Indexes to Executive Council Minutes - Treasury Department 1/1/1866 31/12/1939
6745Registers of Treasury Bills Issued 11/8/1866 27/5/1873
6760Cancelled Notes Narration Books 29/5/1867 24/7/1963
6730Liabilities and Assets of the Note Issue Branch 26/4/1869 31/12/1871
6709Register of Bridge Debentures 1/11/1871 1/11/1891
6714District Revenue Ledgers 1/1/1872 31/12/1892
6779Registers of Imperial Pensions Accounts 1/1/1872 31/12/1912
16300Journals of Pastoral Runs Rents, Assessments and Fees 12/1/1872 31/8/1905
6784Register of Imperial Pensions Letters Received 22/4/1872 30/6/1913
6711Treasury Refundment and Engineer for Works and Rivers Accounts - Cash Book 26/6/1872 30/9/1875
6780Journals of Imperial Pensions Accounts 11/7/1872 16/6/1926
6748Registers of Treasury Notes 31/7/1872 30/3/1933
4079Appropriation Ledgers - Revenue 1/6/1874 30/6/1985
10425Bills of Sale and Certificates of Registration of Shares of Government Vessels 2/9/1874 22/5/1885
4074Appropriation Ledgers - Loan 1/1/1875 30/6/1985
6782Register of Surcharges 8/4/1875 22/4/1904
4081Appropriation Ledgers - Trust 1/6/1875 1/7/1984
6738Register of Loan Expenditure on Roads and Bridges [Treasury] 6/2/1876 31/8/1882
4082Audit Act Trust Fund Ledgers and Journals 2/1/1878 1/1/1976
6834Registers of Marsupial Board Districts Accounts 4/2/1878 28/9/1896
4085General purpose - Cash Books 2/7/1881 30/6/1988
10427Fidelity Guarantees 1/1/1883 17/7/1900
4156Ledger of Expenditure/Loans Under Various Acts 1884-1934 1/1/1884 31/12/1934
10423Queensland Stock Deed Polls and Declarations for Inland Revenue 21/1/1884 5/8/1903
6812Register of Debentures, Inscribed Stock, Bonds and Treasury Bills Issued 1/5/1884 31/12/1933
4142Rough/Accountant Journals 1/5/1884 30/9/1988
17042Refundment - Cash Books 8/8/1884 30/6/1960
16756Admiralty Survey Expenditure Book 1/1/1885 30/6/1895
16303Registers of Rent Payable on the Resumed Parts of Runs 1/1/1886 31/12/1911
4127Liquor Licensing Local Option Votes Book 26/3/1886 17/8/1907
10429Documents of the North Eton Central Sugar Mill 6/10/1886 23/5/1905
4087Improvements Fund Trust Account Registers under the "Land Act 1884" 12/11/1886 30/6/1949
6729Register of Fixed Deposits 2/5/1888 6/1/1896
16302Register of Advices Respecting Leased Lands 2/1/1890 21/12/1905
4194Estimate Ledgers - Loan 1/7/1890 30/6/1985
6789Petty Cash/Postage - Cash Book/Journal 21/7/1891 23/3/1895
7287Returns Relating to Salary Deductions 1/1/1892 31/12/1928
6822Register of Gazettal Notices - Weights and Measures, Harbour and Water Boards, etc. 14/4/1892 2/10/1919
5742Special Correspondence [placed in Fire Safe] 25/4/1892 8/6/1978
6744Treasury Notes Signature Book 2/1/1893 18/5/1910
6715Advances of Treasury Notes to Stopped Banks 2/6/1893 2/6/1893
6838Registers of Queensland Treasury Notes Issued and Cancelled 2/6/1893 3/1/1910
6840Account of Treasury Notes Received and Issued [to Banks] 6/6/1893 19/5/1913
6832Register of Deposits Relating to "The Public Depositors' Relief Act of 1893" 17/7/1893 18/1/1900
6707Register of Bank Securities 31/12/1893 5/1/1931
6757Register of Central Sugar Mills Loan Repayments 1/1/1895 31/12/1920
7297Ledger of Queensland Government Savings Bank Inscribed Stock 7/1/1895 31/12/1931
10433Stock/Inscription Certificates, Receipts, Loan Documents 21/1/1895 28/5/1931
8070Confidential Outwards Letterbook 13/3/1895 29/8/1913
10428Memoranda and Articles of Association of the Double Peak Central Sugar Co Ltd 5/6/1895 22/9/1909
7298Register of Transfers of Queensland Government Savings Bank Inscribed Stock 26/6/1895 27/8/1931
6798Closer Settlement Acts Fund Ledgers 1/12/1895 1/7/1931
4130Public Debt Reduction Fund Minute Book 17/12/1895 28/11/1928
4146Public Debt Reduction Fund - Cash Book/Ledger 18/12/1895 16/9/1929
6696Supreme Court Funds' Ledgers 13/1/1896 17/4/1940
6758Supreme Court Funds' Account - Cash Book 13/1/1896 30/6/1952
8069Register of Confidential Letters Received 23/4/1896 28/2/1926
6426Registers of Firms 31/12/1896 N/A
6699Summaries of Cancelled, Outstanding, and Destroyed Treasury Notes 1/10/1897 31/12/1950
6697Sample Government Debentures, Inscribed Stock Etc. 1/1/1898 31/12/1962
6708Clerks Attendance Book 21/9/1898 30/4/1900
6781Registers of Imperial Pensions Country Accounts 1/10/1898 31/12/1912
6785Imperial Pensions Outwards Letterbooks 28/12/1898 18/1/1922
6755Rabbit Board Fencing Trust Account Ledgers [Treasury] 5/1/1899 17/9/1910
6843Register of Papers Sent to the Executive Council 12/12/1899 17/9/1908
4131The Trustees, Government Savings Bank of Queensland Minute Book 29/12/1899 16/1/1917
6743Register of Irregularities Regarding Treasury Notes 1/1/1900 31/12/1906
6428Register of Holders of Queensland Government Savings Bank Stock 1/1/1901 31/12/1926
15300Alphabetical Registers of Letters Received 1/9/1901 30/6/1908
10418"Licensing Matters" Postage and Petty Cash - Cash Book [Treasury] 3/10/1901 10/5/1906
17861Premiers' Conferences/Australian Loan Council - Meetings, Papers and Reports 1/1/1902 31/12/1985
6747Register of Treasury Bills and Inscribed Stock (With Payment Details) 1/4/1902 10/7/1915
6753Ledger of Commonwealth Accounts 30/6/1902 30/6/1904
10419Inland Revenue Inquiry - Evidence and Exhibits 4/11/1902 12/9/1907
6769Paymaster's Letterbook of Inwards Correspondence 13/7/1903 12/4/1926
19593Treasury Administration Files 2/1/1905 30/11/2009
6756Ledger of Central Sugar Mills Trust Fund Accounts 31/1/1905 30/6/1931
4188Tables for Repayment of Loans 1/1/1906 31/12/1920
6736Register of Wholesale Wine and Spirit Licences [Treasury] 4/1/1906 12/10/1911
21182Framed Treasury Bonds and Notes 2/7/1906 26/7/1955
4112Cash Books - Revenue, Trust and Loan Funds 6/7/1906 30/6/1975
6255Registers of Licensed Auctioneers and Commission Agents 5/12/1906 31/12/1922
6795Closer Settlement Acts Trust Account 29/12/1906 24/2/1922
6735Register of Retail Liquor Licences [Treasury] 3/4/1907 6/5/1908
2112Liquidation Documents - Chillagoe Company Limited 7/4/1908 1/1/1958
10356Licensing Inspectors' Diaries [Treasury] 4/11/1908 13/5/1910
6790Register of Persons Receiving Imperial Pensions 1/1/1909 31/12/1917
6718Treasury Notes - Cash Books 1/7/1910 20/11/1925
6791Register of Payments Made to Army Reservists 16/4/1911 3/11/1920
4191Accounts Ledger Under the "Loan Acts 1910 to 1924" and Lists of Securities, Acts 1910 - 1924 3/7/1911 30/6/1929
17045Abstract of Revenue Register 1/7/1912 29/11/1918
6728Register of Bottlers' Licences [Treasury] 7/6/1913 10/2/1927
17979Victuallers' and Billiards' Liquor Licence Butts [Treasury] 1/7/1913 30/6/1936
17933Licensed Victuallers' Licence files [Treasury/ Licensing Commission] 1/1/1914 12/12/1935
17938Winesellers' Licence files 1/1/1914 31/12/1960
17936Winesellers' Licences [Treasury/ Licensing Commission] 14/6/1914 12/12/1935
6734Register of Explosives' Licences 1/1/1915 31/12/1924
6750Index of Notices Issued Demanding Registration under "The Explosives Act of 1906" 15/6/1917 20/5/1940
6703Register of Securities 25/2/1918 12/1/1926
6701Registers of Debentures Issued under Various Acts 2/7/1919 13/3/1930
10417Code Book 1/1/1920 31/12/1920
6770Queensland Government Loan Letterbook 1/1/1920 31/12/1921
4116Appropriation Acts, Vote on Account - Revenue, Trust and Loan Accounts 5/7/1920 31/12/1989
6727Register of Fees - Weights and Measures, Local Authorities Auditing, Government Analyst, and Miscellaneous 24/7/1920 24/8/1930
6831Register of War Gratuity Bonds 30/9/1920 30/6/1922
4192Sinking Fund Accounts Register, Various 1/1/1921 31/12/1961
4091Register of Treasury Bonds and Inscribed Stock Issued 12/3/1921 31/5/1935
4124Register of Instalment Inscribed Stock Payments 1/4/1921 30/4/1985
6845Register of Repayments to Loan Account 1/7/1921 30/4/1922
6860Register of Transfer of Votes 1/1/1922 16/12/1925
18519Register of Queensland Government 7% American Loan Coupons [Treasury] 1/1/1922 31/12/1937
922Debenture Loans Indenture Documents 1/1/1922 8/3/1938
67966% American Loan Series 15/8/1922 28/2/1947
6911Register of Trust Accounts for Solicitors, Accountants and Conveyancers 1/1/1924 31/12/1925
6792Insurance Companies Deposits Ledger 1/1/1924 31/7/1931
19885Attendance Books [Government Printing Office] 1/8/1924 5/7/1929
6704Register of Securities Held for Safe Custody 1/1/1925 31/12/1932
17574Liquor Licence Premises Cards [Licensing Commission] 1/1/1926 12/12/1935
17547Liquor Licence Fee Cards [Treasury] 1/1/1926 31/12/1936
4195Estimate Ledgers - Revenue 1/1/1926 30/6/1985
4199Estimate Ledgers - Trust 4/1/1926 30/6/1985
6737Register of Spirit Merchants' Licences [Treasury] 15/4/1926 14/5/1927
6783Transfer Journal - Revenue 1/7/1926 31/7/1930
6698Certificates of Registration of Queensland Government Savings Bank Inscribed Stock 24/7/1926 25/2/1932
18518Court of Petty Sessions Liquor Licensing Returns [Treasury] 1/7/1927 31/12/1936
4120Commonwealth Public Account - State Loans - Cash Book 21/9/1928 1/10/1963
17862Australian Loan Council Minutes 10/1/1929 13/6/1984
17579Revoked Liquor Licence Cards [Licensing Commission] 1/1/1930 12/12/1935
4193Expenditure Ledger, Various 1/8/1931 31/12/1969
17040Register of Savings Bank Accounts and Interest Payments 1/1/1932 31/12/1954
4097Receipt Ledgers - Loan 2/7/1932 30/6/1985
6813Register of Subsidies - Local Authorities and Local Bodies 29/11/1932 28/6/1935
17047Register of Conversion of Debentures into Commonwealth Stock 1/1/1934 1/1/1951
6705Register of Holders of Old and New Securities 1/1/1934 31/12/1951
6724Cash Balances Ledger - Consolidated Revenue, Trust Fund and Loan Fund 1/7/1934 28/2/1971
4185Local Authorities Ledger Cards - Loans 1/1/1935 31/12/1975
4184Local Authorities Ledger Cards - Subsidies 1/1/1935 31/12/1975
6725"State Grants (Local Public Works) Act, 1936" - Cash Book 10/6/1936 30/6/1956
6811Registers of Closed Debenture Loans 31/12/1937 30/6/1953
6818Registers of Loans to Hospital Boards 31/12/1937 30/6/1953
6823Expenditure on General Developmental Works and Services, and Emergency Works 1/1/1940 31/12/1952
17043Crown Employees Patriotic Fund - Expenditure and Receipts Register 1/7/1940 29/6/1945
6825Loan Fund for Emergency Works and General Developmental Works 1/7/1940 30/6/1952
4100Receipt Ledgers - Revenue 1/7/1940 30/6/1982
4103Receipt Ledgers - Trust 1/7/1940 30/6/1985
17046Registers Relating to Securities 2/5/1941 25/6/1962
6726Queensland Emergency Supplies Committee - Cash Book 2/7/1941 4/8/1945
4189Journal of Miscellaneous Accounts - Bundaberg /Bowen 12/12/1941 31/12/1950
17037Registers of Debenture Loans to Local Authorities and Boards 1/1/1942 31/12/1969
4489Register of Employees 1/1/1946 31/12/1958
10710Local Authority Batch Files 1/1/1946 31/12/1966
17044Register of Monthly Refunds 1/7/1948 31/8/1962
10421Report of the Fish Board Inquiry Commission 13/1/1949 20/9/1949
4118Treasury's Authority Ledger 1/7/1952 30/4/1988
3574Register of Executive Council Approvals of Inscribed Stock and Bonds Issues 2/7/1953 20/9/1984
6841Receipt Book 2/6/1954 1/3/1955
6833Cash Credit Accounts Ledger and Recouping Schedules 1/1/1956 31/12/1962
4145Public Accounts Book - Consolidated Revenue, Trust and Special Funds, Loan and Security Accounts, Sinking Funds 1/1/1957 31/12/1967
6713"Over the Counter Cash Book" - Cash Book 31/12/1957 9/7/1958
4492Newstead House Trust Correspondence 6/5/1958 22/5/1962
6824Register of Interest and Redemption Subsidies for Local Authorities 7/1/1962 31/12/1962
4122Home Builders Account and Approved Housing Institutions Advances Account 1/12/1962 30/4/1978
17367Summary of Expenditure Accounts [Red Book] 2/7/1964 30/6/1965
4197Local Authorities Ledgers - Loans and Subsidies Advances 1/7/1969 30/6/1984
4198Estimate Ledgers - Payments Authorised by Special Acts to Education, Culture, National Parks and Recreation 1/7/1969 30/6/1985
4200Estimate Ledgers - Payments Authorised by Special Acts to Lands, Forestry, National Parks and Wildlife Service 1/7/1975 30/6/1985
4134Summary of Expenditure Ledgers - Revenue, Trust and Loan 1/7/1975 30/6/1985
4136Treasury Dissection Ledgers 1/7/1976 31/3/1986
4186Local Authorities Ledgers - Miscellaneous Loans and Subsidies 1/1/1981 31/12/1986
19470Red Tape Reduction Task Force Files 24/1/1990 1/2/2008
19265Register of voting results 8/10/1992 4/5/1995
20444Suncorp, Metway, Queensland Industry Development Corporation (QIDC) 1996 Merger Volumes 27/5/1996 27/2/1997
20979Scale Model 1/1/2012 3/4/2012
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Controlling Agencies

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Controlled Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
942Harbour Master's Office, Maryborough 30/12/1859 13/1/1862
1605Ports And Harbours Department 13/1/1862 1/1/1894
234Marine Board of Queensland 16/7/1862 6/12/1989
11351Chief Commissioner of Stamps Office 18/10/1866 22/6/1895
946Department of Harbours and Rivers 16/8/1874 25/7/1888
1934Water Supply Department 18/10/1881 1/1/1901
580Colonial Stores 1/4/1886 1/7/1898
946Department of Harbours and Rivers 15/8/1890 1/1/1894
11357Deputy Commissioner of Stamps Office, Rockhampton 6/2/1891 22/6/1895
11356Deputy Commissioner of Stamps Office, Townsville 6/2/1891 22/6/1895
235Marine Department 1/1/1894 1/1/1929
909Government Stores Department 1/7/1898 29/3/1923
946Department of Harbours and Rivers 1/2/1902 1/1/1929
2192Government Printing Office 16/4/1902 26/9/1963
1611Principal Registrar of Firms 18/2/1903 27/7/1923
630Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages 7/5/1903 17/3/1904
1934Water Supply Department 1/1/1904 18/10/1922
2083Bureau of Central Sugar Mills 30/3/1904 30/6/1933
1955Workers' Dwellings Board 1/1/1910 31/12/1916
2773Land Tax Office 29/12/1915 31/12/1991
1664Queensland Government Savings Bank 1/1/1917 6/12/1920
1840State Advances Corporation 1/12/1920 8/2/1922
1837Stamp Duties Office 27/7/1923 20/3/1991
11355Stamp Duties Office, Rockhampton 27/7/1923 20/3/1991
11354Stamp Duties Office, Townsville 27/7/1923 20/3/1991
945Department of Harbours and Marine 1/1/1929 29/5/1969
2716Harbours And Marine Department, Administration Board 3/12/1931 15/12/1960
2084Bureau of Industry (I) 22/2/1933 1/3/1947
8500Agricultural Bank II 9/12/1943 1/2/1986
113Main Roads Commission 27/4/1944 1/2/1951
290Albert Shire Council 1/5/1952 1/7/1953
231Local Government Department I 1/5/1952 1/7/1957
560Charleville Town Council 1/5/1952 12/8/1957
990Insurance Commissioner's Office 1/4/1960 2/8/1968
1903Totalisator Administration Board of Queensland 15/2/1962 23/12/1980
11358Stamp Duties Office, Cairns 19/8/1982 20/3/1991
1462Office of Public Service Personnel Management 14/12/1987 7/12/1989
298Treasury Department, Art Unions Division 10/5/1991 31/12/1994
8391Queensland Office of Financial Supervision 29/5/1992 22/10/1999
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Previous Agencies

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Subsequent Agencies

Related Agencies

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Finding Aids

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Publication Notes
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Remarks

Information Sources

Queensland Blue Book, 1862, p.34
Queensland Blue Book, 1873, p.27
Insurance Commission Act, 1960
Queensland Government Gazette, 1859, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 5, 115
Queensland Government Gazette, 1859/1860, no. 60, p. 332
Queensland Government Gazette, 1861, no. 15, p. 537
Queensland Government Gazette, 1862, vol. III, pp. 46, 164
Queensland Government Gazette 2011, vol. 356, no. 40, pp. 273 - 305
Queensland Government Gazette, 1874, vol. XV, no. 115, p. 1707
Queensland Government Gazette, 1894, vol. LXI, p. 20
Queensland Government Gazette, 1 Jul 1898, p. 1684
Queensland Government Gazette, 25 Mar 1904, p. 1159
Queensland Government Gazette, 19 Jul 1906, pp. 118, 1083 - 1093
Queensland Government Gazette, 29 Mar 1923, p. 844
Queensland Government Gazette, 1929, p. 1441
Queensland Government Gazette, 31 May 1958, vol. CXCVIII, no. 51
Queensland Government Gazette, 20 Jun 1972, vol. CCXL, no. 57, p. 975
Queensland Government Gazette, 23 Dec 1974, p. 1633
Queensland Government Gazette, 25 Sep 1976, p. 362
Queensland Government Gazette, vol. CCIII, no. 74, p. 1
Queensland Parliamentary Papers, 1904, vol. XCIII, pp.1340, 1342
Queensland Parliamentary Papers, 1929, vol. 1, p.1441
Queensland Parliamentary Papers, 1944/45, p. 759
Queensland Parliamentary Papers, 1953/54, pp. 57, 123
Queensland Parliamentary Papers, 1957/58, p. 99
Queensland Parliamentary Papers, 1958-1959, vol. 1, p. 163
State Government Insurance Office Queensland Act, 1960
Queensland Government Directory, 1999
Queensland Government Gazette 2007, vol. 346, no. 9, pp. 137 - 172
Queensland Government Gazette 2007, vol. 346, no. 23, pp. 457 - 491
Queensland Government Gazette 2009, vol. 350, no. 71, pp. 1307 - 1359
Queensland Government Gazette 2009, vol. 350, no. 86, pp 1691 - 1694
Queensland Government Gazette 2011, vol. 356, no. 40, pp. 273 - 305
Queensland Government Gazette 2011, vol. 357, no. 61, pp. 452 - 484
Queensland Government Gazette 2012, vol. 359, no. 27, pp. 186-218
Queensland Government Gazette 2012, vol. 359, no. 77, p. 888
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Legislation

Establishing N/A
Abolishing Public Service Act 2008
Administered See: Queensland Government Gazette 2012, vol. 359, no. 27, pp. 188-190, 208
Appropriation Act 2011
Appropriation (Parliament) Act 2011
Building Boost Grant Act 2011
Community Ambulance Cover Levy Repeal Act 2011
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Description
ESTABLISHMENT:
The Treasury Department was established on 15 December 1859 following separation of Queensland from New South Wales and the proclamation and publication on 10 December 1859 of the Letters Patent creating the colony. Governor Bowen appointed Robert Ramsay Mackenzie to be Colonial Treasurer and Collector of Internal Revenue; the Colonial Secretary, Attorney General and Colonial Treasurer were the only ministers and members of the Executive Council appointed at that time. On 22 March 1860 the Colonial Treasurer was also appointed Postmaster General.

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.

From 26 March 2009 functions are:
Capital Works Monitoring
Community Investment Fund
Financial and Economic Policy
Government Owned Enterprises
Government Statistics
Government Superannuation
Insurance
Nominal Defendant
Public Sector Financial Policy
State Actuary
State Budget
State Taxation (Administration)
State Taxation (Policy)

Regulatory reform - from 21 Feb 2011
Mineral and Petroleum Royalties - from 22 Jun 2011

AGENCIES CONTROLLED:
Income Tax Department

ABOLITION:
Under Departmental Arrangements Notice (No. 1) 2012, the Department of Treasury was renamed Queensland Treasury and Trade on 3 April 2012.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID12, Treasury Department
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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