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Appendix 4: Machinery of Government changes

The following table shows machinery of government changes that occurred during 2015–16. This table should be referred to when comparing agency numbers from one year to another.
Date Agency moved from Agency moved to Ongoing employees Non-ongoing employees Change
1/07/2015 Customs & Border Protection (NC) Immigration and Border Protection 5121 187 Customs and Border Protection merged into Department of Immigration
1/07/2015 Social Services Administrative Appeals Tribunal 71 14 Commonwealth merits review tribunals amalgamated
1/07/2015 MRT - RRT (NC) Administrative Appeals Tribunal 289 11 Commonwealth merits review tribunals amalgamated
1/07/2015 Private Health Insurance Ombudsman (NC) Commonwealth Ombudsman 12 . Private Health Insurance Ombudsman merged into the Commonwealth Ombudsman
1/07/2015 TUSMA (NC) Communications and the Arts 11 3 TUSMA merged into Department of Communications
8/10/2015 Australian Institute of Criminology (NC) Australian Crime Commission 25 15 Australian Institute of Criminology merged into Australian Crime Commission
22/10/2015 Finance Prime Minister and Cabinet 2 1 Gov 2.0 and related matters
22/10/2015 Finance Digital Transformation Office 11 . Phase 1 of establishment of Digital Transformation Office as an executive agency
22/10/2015 Attorney-General's Communications and the Arts 169 16 Classification, copyright, cultural affairs and support for the arts
22/10/2015 Environment Agriculture and Water Resources 137 12 Water policy and resources
22/10/2015 Industry, Innovation and Science Environment 48 1 Renewable energy technology development – Australian Renewable Energy Agency
22/10/2015 Communications and the Arts Prime Minister and Cabinet 15 1 Whole of government service delivery policy. Public data policy.
22/10/2015 Communications and the Arts Industry, Innovation and Science 20 . National policy issues related to the digital economy
23/10/2015 Infrastructure and Regional Development Industry, Innovation and Science 8 . Northern Australia policy and coordination
5/11/2015 Finance Digital Transformation Office 4 . Phase 2 of establishment of Digital Transformation Office as an executive agency
5/11/2015 Attorney-General's Communications and the Arts 17 . Corporate staff associated with the move on 22/10/15
5/11/2015 Environment Agriculture and Water Resources 12 . Corporate staff associated with the move on 22/10/15
5/11/2015 Social Services Health 919 100 Services for older people. Policy for and promotion of active ageing, other than employment policy.
5/11/2015 Social Services Education and Training 381 14 Childcare policy and programs. Coordination of early childhood development policy and responsibilities.
5/11/2015 Human Services Health 355 4 Medicare Provider compliance
10/03/2016 Environment Prime Minister and Cabinet 3 . Cities and built environment functions