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Minister announces major departmental reorganisation



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MINISTER FOR COMM UNICATIONS \ LEADER OF THE HOUSE

- 6 A P R 1982 LIBRARY

FOR MEDIA : MINISTER ΑΝΝσδξ REORGANISATION DEPARTMENTAL

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The Minister for Communications, Mr Ian Sinclair, announced·today a

major reorganisation of his Department coinciding:with its move to new

quarters in Canberra. .· . . · ' :

He said the reorganisation was necessary to enable the Department to

continue to carry out its duties efficiently in the rapidly changing

and expanding field of communications.

Taken in the context of three inquiries new under way - into

telecommunications, cable and subscription, television and Australia

Post - the reorganisation would assist the Government in its considera­

tions of technological change in communications and the social

consequences of these for all Australians, the Minister said.

5 April 1982

Details of the changes are attached.