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2016 Administrative Arrangement Order

Administrative Arrangements Order (AAO)
Summary of Changes
1 September 2016

The consolidated AAO includes amendments made in February and July 2016, as well as Minister titles and minor corrections as appropriate. Other changes to relevant Parts of the AAO include the following:

Part 1 The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

Portfolio Ministers
Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources – the Hon Barnaby Joyce MP, Nationals Member for New England
Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources – Senator the Hon Anne Ruston, Liberal Senator for South Australia
Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister – the Hon Luke Hartsuyker MP, Nationals Member for Cowper

Matters dealt with
Biosecurity, in relation to animals and plants [new]

New legislation
Biosecurity Act 2015, except to the extent administered by the Health Minister
Biosecurity (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Act 2015, except to the extent administered by the Health Minister
Export Charges (Collection) Act 2015
Export Charges (Imposition—Customs) Act 2015
Export Charges (Imposition—Excise) Act 2015
Export Charges (Imposition—General) Act 2015
Export Control Amendment (Quotas) Act 2015
Imported Food Charges (Collection) Act 2015
Imported Food Charges (Imposition—Customs) Act 2015
Imported Food Charges (Imposition—Excise) Act 2015
Imported Food Charges (Imposition—General) Act 2015

Repealed legislation
Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Consequential Amendments) Act 1994
Coarse Grains Levy (Consequential Provisions) Act 1992
Dairy Adjustment Act 1974
Dairy Industry Stabilization Levy (Termination of Levy) Act 1986
Dairy Legislation (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 1986
Domestic Meat Premises Charge Act 1993
Meat Export Charge Act 1984
Meat Export Charge Collection Act 1984
Meat Inspection Act 1983
Meat Inspection Arrangements Act 1964
Primary Industries Levies and Charges Collection (Consequential Provisions) Act 1991
Primary Industry Councils Act 1991
Quarantine Act 1908, in relation to animal, plant and general quarantine
Quarantine Charges (Collection) Act 2014
Wool Legislation (Repeals and Consequential Provisions) Act 1993

Amended legislation titles
Biosecurity Charges Imposition (Customs) Act 2015
Biosecurity Charges Imposition (Excise) Act 2015
Biosecurity Charges Imposition (General) Act 2015

Part 2 The Attorney-General’s Department

Portfolio Ministers
The Attorney-General – Senator the Hon George Brandis QC, Liberal Senator for Queensland
The Minister for Justice and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Counter-Terrorism – the Hon Michael Keenan MP, Liberal Member for Stirling

New legislation
Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) Act 2015
Australian Crime Commission (National Policing Information Charges) Act 2016
Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Act 2014
Tribunals Amalgamation Act 2015

Repealed legislation
Acts Citation Act 1976
Acts Publication Act 1905
Crimes (Foreign Incursions and Recruitment) Act 1978
G20 (Safety and Security) Complementary Act 2014
Ordinances and Regulations (Notification) Act 1972
Royal Commission into the New South Wales Police Service (Access to Information) Act 1994

Amended legislation titles
Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre Industry Contribution Act 2011
Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre Industry Contribution (Collection) Act 2011
Legislation Act 2003

Redundant/Spent legislation
Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner (Consequential Amendments) Act 2006

Part 3 The Department of Communications and the Arts

Portfolio Ministers
Minister for Communications, Minister for the Arts, Manager of Government Business in the Senate – Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield, Liberal Senator for Victoria
Minister for Regional Communications, Deputy Leader of the Nationals – Senator the Hon Fiona Nash, Nationals Senator for New South Wales

New legislation
Enhancing Online Safety for Children Act 2015
Enhancing Online Safety for Children (Consequential Amendments) Act 2015

Repealed legislation
Telecommunications (Universal Service Levy) Act 1997
Telecommunications Universal Service Management Agency Act 2012

Part 4 The Department of Defence

Portfolio Ministers
Minister for Defence – Senator the Hon Marise Payne, Liberal Senator for New South Wales
Minister for Defence Industry – the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, Liberal Member for Sturt
Minister for Defence Personnel – the Hon Dan Tehan MP, Liberal Member for Wannon

New legislation
Australian Defence Force Cover Act 2015
Australian Defence Force Superannuation Act 2015

Part 5 The Department of Education and Training

Portfolio Ministers
Minister for Education and Training – Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, Liberal Senator for South Australia
Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills – the Hon Karen Andrews MP, Liberal Member for McPherson

Repealed legislation
Immigration (Education) Charge Act 1992
States Grants (Advanced Education) Act 1976

Part 6 The Department of Employment

Portfolio Minister
Minister for Employment, Minister for Women, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service – Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, Liberal Senator for Western Australia

Repealed legislation
Road Safety Remuneration Act 2012

Redundant/Spent legislation
Road Safety Remuneration (Consequential Amendments and Related Provisions) Act 2012

Part 7 The Department of the Environment and Energy

Portfolio Minister
Minister for the Environment and Energy – the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, Liberal Member for Kooyong

Matters dealt with
National energy market, including electricity, gas and liquid fuels [amended]
Energy-specific international obligations and activities [from Industry, Innovation and Science]

Repealed legislation
Captains Flat (Abatement of Pollution) Agreement Act 1975
Tasmania Agreement (Hydro-Electric Power Development) Act 1968

From Industry, Innovation and Science
Liquid Fuel Emergency Act 1984

Part 8 The Department of Finance

Portfolio Ministers
Minister for Finance – Senator the Hon Mathias Cormann, Liberal Senator for Western Australia
Special Minister of State – Senator the Hon Scott Ryan, Liberal Senator for Victoria

New legislation
Medical Research Future Fund Act 2015

Repealed legislation
ComSuper Act 2011
Lands Acquisition (Repeal and Consequential Provisions) Act 1989

Part 9 The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Portfolio Ministers
Minister for Foreign Affairs – the Hon Julie Bishop MP, Liberal Member for Curtain
Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment – the Hon Steven Ciobo MP, Liberal Member for Moncrieff
Minister for International Development and the Pacific – Senator the Hon Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, Liberal Senator for New South Wales
Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment – the Hon Keith Pitt MP, Nationals Member for Hinkler

Repealed legislation
Australian Passports (Transitionals and Consequentials) Act 2005

Amended legislation titles
Australian Trade and Investment Commission Act 1985

Part 10 The Department of Health

Portfolio Ministers
Minister for Health and Aged Care and Minister for Sport – the Hon Sussan Ley MP, Liberal Member for Farrer
Assistant Minister for Health and Aged Care – the Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP, Liberal Member for Hasluck
Assistant Minister for Rural Health – the Hon Dr David Gillespie MP, Nationals Member for Lyne

Matters dealt with
Health provider compliance [amended]
Biosecurity, in relation to human health [new]

New legislation
Aged Care Legislation Amendment (Increasing Consumer Choice) Act 2016
Australian Immunisation Register Act 2015
Australian Immunisation Register (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 2015
Biosecurity Act 2015, except to the extent administered by the Agriculture Minister
Biosecurity (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Act 2015, except to the extent administered by the Agriculture Minister
Narcotic Drugs Amendment Act 2016

Repealed legislation
Aged Care (Consequential Provisions) Act 1997
Private Health Insurance (Council Administration Levy) Act 2003
Quarantine Act 1908, in relation to human quarantine

Amended legislation titles
My Health Records Act 2012
Human Services (Medicare) Act 1973, Part IID, section 3 (definition of ‘Departmental employee’) and section 8AC, in relation to health provider compliance

From Social Services
Home and Community Care Act 1985

Part 11 The Department of Human Services

Portfolio Minister
Minister for Human Services – the Hon Alan Tudge MP, Liberal Member for Aston

Matters dealt with
Design, development, delivery, co-ordination and monitoring of government services, social security, child support, students, families, aged care and health programmes (excluding Health provider compliance), superannuation release and Australian Hearing Services [amended]

Part 12 The Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Portfolio Minister
Minister for Immigration and Border Protection – the Hon Peter Dutton MP, Liberal Member for Dickson

Repealed legislation
Aliens Act Repeal Act 1984
Migration (Visa Evidence) Charge Act 2012

Amended legislation titles
Customs Licensing Charges Act 1997

From Attorney-General’s
Narcotic Drugs Act 1967, sections 12 and 22 and subsection 24(2), and so much of the remaining provisions of that Act (other than sections 9, 10, 11, 13, 19 and 23 and subsection 24(1)) as relate to powers and functions under those sections
Psychotropic Substances Act 1976

Part 13 The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Portfolio Ministers
Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science – the Hon Greg Hunt MP, Liberal Member for Flinders
Minister for Resources and Northern Australia – Senator the Hon Matt Canavan, Nationals Senator for Queensland
Assistant Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science – the Hon Craig Laundy MP, Liberal Member for Reid

Matters dealt with
Business entry point management and business services coordination [amended]

New legislation
Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility Act 2016

Repealed legislation
Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (Transitional Provisions) Act 1987
Snowy Hydro Corporatisation (Consequential Amendments) Act 1997
Snowy Mountains Engineering Corporation Act 1970
States Grants (Science Laboratories) Act 1971

Part 14 The Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

Portfolio Ministers
Minister for Regional Development, Minister for Local Government and Territories – Senator the Hon Fiona Nash, Nationals Senator for New South Wales
Minister for Infrastructure and Transport – the Hon Darren Chester MP, Nationals Member for Gippsland
Minister for Urban Infrastructure – the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, Liberal Member for Bradfield

Repealed legislation
Railway Agreement (Western Australia) Act 1961
Shipping Grants Legislation Act 1996
Territories Law Reform Act 1992

Part 15 The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Portfolio Ministers
The Prime Minister of Australia – the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, Liberal Member for Wentworth
Minister for Indigenous Affairs – Senator the Hon Nigel Scullion, Nationals Senator for the Northern Territory
Minister for Women, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service – Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, Liberal Senator for Western Australia
Cabinet Secretary – Senator the Hon Arthur Sinodinos AO, Senator for New South Wales
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Counter-Terrorism – the Hon Michael Keenan MP, Liberal Member for Stirling
Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister – Senator the Hon James McGrath, Liberal Senator for Queensland
Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation – the Hon Angus Taylor MP, Liberal Member for Hume
Minister Assisting the Cabinet Secretary – Senator the Hon Scott Ryan, Liberal Senator for Victoria
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Cyber Security – the Hon Dan Tehan MP, Liberal Member for Wannon

Repealed legislation
Aboriginal Affairs (Arrangements with the States) Act 1973
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders (Queensland Discriminatory Laws) Act 1975

Part 16 The Department of Social Services

Portfolio Ministers
Minister for Social Services – the Hon Christian Porter MP, Liberal Member for Pearce
Assistant Minister for Social Services and Multicultural Affairs – Senator the Hon Zed Seselja, Liberal Senator for the Australian Capital Territory
Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services – the Hon Jane Prentice MP, Liberal Member for Ryan

New legislation
Business Services Wage Assessment Tool Payment Scheme Act 2015
Business Services Wage Assessment Tool Payment Scheme Amendment Act 2016

Repealed legislation
Social Welfare Commission (Repeal) Act 1976

Part 17 The Department of the Treasury

Treasurer – the Hon Scott Morrison MP, Liberal Member for Cook
Minister for Revenue & Financial Services – the Hon Kelly O’Dwyer MP, Liberal Member for Higgins
Minister for Small Business – the Hon Michael McCormack MP, Nationals Member for Riverina

New legislation
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Act 2015
Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Act 2015
Excess Exploration Credit Tax Act 2015
Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Fees Imposition Act 2015
Fuel Indexation (Road Funding) Special Account Act 2015
Private Health Insurance (Prudential Supervision) Act 2015
Private Health Insurance Supervisory Levy Imposition Act 2015
Register of Foreign Ownership of Agricultural Land Act 2015

Repealed legislation
Energy Grants (Cleaner Fuels) Scheme Act 2004
First Home Saver Account Providers Supervisory Levy Imposition Act 2008
First Home Saver Accounts Act 2008
Income Tax (First Home Saver Accounts Misuse Tax) Act 2008
Income Tax (Withholding Tax Recoupment) Act 1971
Occupational Superannuation Standards Regulations Application Act 1992
States Grants (Aboriginal Advancement) Act 1972
Taxation Boards of Review (Transfer of Jurisdiction) Act 1986
Taxation Laws (Clearing and Settlement Facility Support) Act 2004

From Health
Private Health Insurance (Collapsed Insurer Levy) Act 2003

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