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Corporate entry Prime Minister's Department (1911 - 1971)

Commonwealth of Australia

1 July 1911
Australian Capital Territory, Australia
12 March 1971
Advisory or regulatory body
Reference No
CA 12
Legal Status
Agency of the Commonwealth of Australia
Australian Capital Territory


The Prime Minister's Department had its origin in 1904 as the Prime Minister's Office in the Department of External Affairs. The Department was created on 1 July 1911 by the Executive Council. The functions of the Department as recorded in 1912 were: Auditor-General and Staff; Communication with the Governor-General; Communication with the States; Officers of the Parliament; Public Service Commissioner and Staff (as from 1 July 1912); Royal Commissions; The Commonwealth of Australia Gazette; and The Federal Executive Council.

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