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Agency ID8616
TitleDepartment of Primary Industries and Fisheries
Agency TypeDepartment
Start Date 12/2/2004
End Date 25/3/2009
Date NotesN/A

Responsible for the development of agriculture, fisheries and forestry, and for research, education and disease control.

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Series IDTitleFromTo
19289General Correspondence (Forestry Regional Offices) 12/2/2004 1/5/2006
20750Chemical Registration Files 12/2/2004 9/12/2008
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Information Sources

Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries, 2005, “Administrative history of DPI&F and its antecedents 1855-2005” [draft 4], Brisbane.
Department of Primary Industries Annual Report 2003-2004
Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries Annual Report 2004-2005
Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries Annual Report 2005-2006
Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries Annual Report 2006-2007
Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries Annual Report 2007-2008
Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries Annual Report 2008-2009
Queensland Government Gazette 12 February 2004, vol. CCCXXXV, no. 27, pp.427-460, 468
Queensland Government Gazette 26 March 2009, vol. 350, no. 71, pp.1307-1359
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Establishing Public Service Act 1996 (section 13e)
Abolishing N/A
Administered Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Queensland) Act 1994
Agricultural Chemicals Distribution Control Act 1966
Agricultural Standards Act 1994
Animal Care and Protection Act 2001
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
Diseases in Timber Act 1975
Drugs Misuse Act 1986 (Part 5B)
Exotic Diseases in Animals Act 1981
Fisheries Act 1994
Food Production (Safety) Act 2000
Forestry Act 1959 (as it relates to the responsibilities of the Minister for Primary Industries and Fisheries)
Grain Industry (Restructuring) Act 1991
Grain Research Foundation Act 1976
Plant Protection Act 1989
Primary Industry Bodies Reform Act 1999
Rural Adjustment Authority Act 1994
Sawmills Licensing Act 1936
Stock Act 1915
Sugar Industry Act 1999
Timber Utilisation and Marketing Act 1987
Torres Strait Fisheries Act 1984
Veterinary Surgeons Act 1936
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On 12 February 2004, under Administrative Arrangements Order (No. 1) 2004 and Public Service Departmental Arrangements Notice (No.1) 2004, the Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries was established when the former Department of Primary Industries was renamed.

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

The Department underwent significant reorganisation in May of the same year, following a review of its operations and structure. The Agency of Food and Fibre Sciences was disbanded and replaced by a newly created Delivery Division, responsible for scientific research and the transfer of research results to industry.

An Industry Development Division was created to replace the Policy Analysis and Industry Development Group and to focus research effort towards industry and government priorities. The Fisheries and Forestry Divisions remain largely unchanged and the Animal and Plant Health Service was renamed Biosecurity and incorporated the Fire Ant Control Centre.

The Office of Rural Communities was transferred to the newly created Communities Department and the Office of the Chief Scientist became the Chief Scientific Advisory Officer.
The Queensland Food and Fibre Science and Innovation Council, established prior to the Department changing its name, continued its functions as the Queensland Food, Fibre and Agribusiness Council, holding its first meeting in early 2005.

On 14 May 2004, the Department included the business groups of: Industry Development, Delivery, Biosecurity (formerly Animal and Plant Health Services), Fisheries (Queensland Fisheries Services), and Forestry.

In March 2007, the Department cemented its leadership in Government biosecurity activities through the formation of Biosecurity Queensland. This included the transfer of the environmental biosecurity services formerly provided by the Department of Natural Resources and Water.
In a similar streamlining of government services, the climate change science and policy function was transferred from DPI to the Department of Natural Resources and Water from 1 October 2006.

On 26 March 2009, the Department of Primary Industries was amalgamated with other government departments to form the Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation.
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Queensland State Archives Agency ID8616, Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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