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Appendix 2

Machinery of Government Changes

Table A1: Movements between APS agencies, 2019-20
Date Agency employees moved from Agency employees moved to Number of ongoing staff Number of non-ongoing staff
1/07/2019 Prime Minister and Cabinet National Indigenous Australians Agency

1048

56

1/07/2019 Social Services Home Affairs

92

.

1/07/2019 Education, Skills and Employment Home Affairs

17

.

8/07/2019 Prime Minister and Cabinet National Indigenous Australians Agency

2

.

25/07/2019 Education, Skills and Employment Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business

467

5

25/07/2019 Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business Attorney-General's

355

7

1/08/2019 Prime Minister and Cabinet National Indigenous Australians Agency

87

5

1/01/2020 Health Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission

63

4

23/01/2020 Environment and Energy Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

504

18

23/01/2020 Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business Prime Minister and Cabinet

3

.

23/01/2020 Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

78

8

1/02/2020 Human Services Services Australia

27424

2779

1/02/2020 Communications and the Arts Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

543

25

1/02/2020 Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business Education, Skills and Employment

2151

39

1/02/2020 Agriculture Agriculture, Water and the Environment

4530

530

6/02/2020 Social Services Services Australia

204

2

6/02/2020 Services Australia Social Services

47

.

14/05/2020 Prime Minister and Cabinet National Drought and North Queensland Flood Response and Recovery Agency

24

12

Table A2: Machinery of Government engagements from Non-APS agencies, 2019-20
Date Agency Ongoing staff Non-ongoing staff
7/10/2019 National Disability Insurance Agency 1 .
11/05/2020 National Disability Insurance Agency 1 .
Table A3: Total Machinery of Government movements into and out of the APS, 2000-01 to 2019-20
Year Additions Reductions
Ongoing Non-ongoing Total Ongoing Non-ongoing Total
2000-01 . . . . . .
2001-02 . . . 1 . 1
2002-03 37 2 39 . . .
2003-04 231 . 231 1 . 1
2004-05 121 5 126 1361 101 1462
2005-06 5081 259 5340 . . .
2006-07 492 56 548 3 1 4
2007-08 151 399 550 . 2 2
2008-09 359 65 424 . 464 464
2009-10 21 . 21 . . .
2010-11 214 41 255 . . .
2011-12 212 32 244 4 . 4
2012-13 12 . 12 . . .
2013-14 222 2 224 2 . 2
2014-15 40 . 40 . . .
2015-16 727 50 777 299 87 386
2016-17 109 . 109 . . .
2017-18 53 . 53 . . .
2018-19 220 . 220 1809 24 1833
2019-20 . . . 1683 288 1971
Table A4: Changes to agency names and portfolios, 2019-20
Date Change Entity Name Portfolio Change Details
1/07/2019 Add National Faster Rail Agency Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development Agency was established on the 1st July 2019
1/07/2019 Add National Indigenous Australians Agency Prime Minister and Cabinet Agency was established on the 1st July 2019
1/07/2019 Amend Australian Securities and Investments Commission Treasury Left coverage of the Public Service Act, 1999.
9/08/2019 Amend Infrastructure and Project Financing Agency Treasury Entity moved from Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development to Treasury
2/09/2019 Amend Old Parliament House Prime Minister and Cabinet Entity moved from Communications and the Arts to Prime Minister and Cabinet
1/02/2020 Remove Department of Agriculture   The Department of Agriculture was abolished, and its functions transferred to the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
1/02/2020 Amend Department of the Environment and Energy Agriculture, Water and the Environment The Department of the Environment and Energy was renamed the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment. Its energy functions transferred to the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources
1/02/2020 Amend Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority Agriculture, Water and the Environment Entity moved from Agriculture to Agriculture, Water and the Environment
1/02/2020 Amend Murray-Darling Basin Authority Agriculture, Water and the Environment Entity moved from Agriculture to Agriculture, Water and the Environment
1/02/2020 Remove Department of Communications and the Arts   The Department of Communications and the Arts was abolished, and its functions transferred to the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
1/02/2020 Amend Department of Education Education, Skills and Employment The Department of Education was renamed the Department of Education, Skills and Employment
1/02/2020 Remove Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business   The Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business was abolished. Its small business function transferred to the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources, and the remaining functions to the Department of Education, Skills and Employment
1/02/2020 Amend Australian Skills Quality Authority Education, Skills and Employment Entity moved from Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business to Education, Skills and Employment
1/02/2020 Amend Department of Industry, Innovation and Science Industry, Science, Energy and Resources The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science was renamed the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources
1/02/2020 Amend Clean Energy Regulator Industry, Science, Energy and Resources Entity moved from Environment and Energy to Industry, Science, Energy and Resources
1/02/2020 Amend Climate Change Authority Industry, Science, Energy and Resources Entity moved from Environment and Energy to Industry, Science, Energy and Resources
1/02/2020 Amend Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development was renamed the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
1/02/2020 Amend Australian Communications and Media Authority Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications Entity moved from Communications and the Arts to Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
1/02/2020 Amend Australian National Maritime Museum Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications Entity moved from Communications and the Arts to Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
1/02/2020 Amend National Film and Sound Archive of Australia Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications Entity moved from Communications and the Arts to Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
1/02/2020 Amend National Library of Australia Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications Entity moved from Communications and the Arts to Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
1/02/2020 Amend National Museum of Australia Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications Entity moved from Communications and the Arts to Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
1/02/2020 Amend National Portrait Gallery of Australia Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications Entity moved from Communications and the Arts to Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
1/02/2020 Amend Screen Australia Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications Entity moved from Communications and the Arts to Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
1/02/2020 Amend North Queensland Livestock Industry Recovery Agency Prime Minister and Cabinet The North Queensland Livestock Industry Recovery Agency was renamed the National Drought and North Queensland Flood Response and Recovery Agency
1/02/2020 Amend Services Australia Social Services The Department named Services Australia was abolished. A new non-corporate Commonwealth entity (listed entity) also named Services Australia was established in Social Services