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Administered by: Prime Minister and Cabinet
Published Date 22 Dec 2017



Administrative Arrangements Order

The Administrative Arrangements Order specifies the Departments of State, the principal matters they deal with and the legislation administered by each Minister of State. 

On 20 December 2017, the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, amended the Administrative Arrangements Order that was made on 1 September 2016, and amended on 27 October 2016 and again on 13 April 2017 and on 30 November 2017.

The Administrative Arrangements Order Schedule of amendments is available on the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet website at: http://www.dpmc.gov.au/government/parliamentary-information.




The Prime Minister gives notice that on 20 December 2017, the Governor-General in Council, acting on the Prime Minister’s recommendation under section 64 of the Constitution, changed the name of the Departments of State specified in Column 1 to the names specified in Column 2 opposite the first-mentioned name:


Column 1

Column 2

Department of Employment

Department of Jobs and Small Business


Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Department of Home Affairs



Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities