The Australian Federal Government has too many Agencies and Commissions

The Australian federal government currently has 192 separate entities – Agencies, Services, Tribunals, Corporations, et al. established to govern, administer, and rule over aspects of government delivery outside of Government itself. (click More below to see full list)

Manage Australia believes this is outsourcing of government duties in many cases, in other cases Agencies are redundant in the context of a more effective and efficient government that is focused on the delivery of core government function at the Federal government strata.

  1. ABC – Australian Broadcasting Corporation
  2. Aboriginal Hostels Limited
  3. Administrative Appeals Tribunal
  4. Airservices Australia
  5. Anindilyakwa Land Council
  6. Army and Air Force Canteen Service
  7. Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency
  8. Auditing and Assurance Standards Board
  9. Austrade – Australian Trade and Investment Commission
  10. Australia Council for the Arts
  11. Australia Post
  12. Australian Accounting Standards Board
  13. Australian Aged Care Quality Agency
  14. Australian Antarctic Division
  15. Australian Border Force
  16. Australian Bureau of Statistics
  17. Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research
  18. Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission
  19. Australian Civil-Military Centre
  20. Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity
  21. Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
  22. Australian Communications and Media Authority
  23. Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
  24. Australian Competition Tribunal
  25. Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission
  26. Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority
  27. Australian Egg Corporation Ltd
  28. Australian Electoral Commission
  29. Australian Energy Regulator
  30. Australian Federal Police
  31. Australian Film Television and Radio School
  32. Australian Financial Security Authority
  33. Australian Fisheries Management Authority
  34. Australian Government Solicitor
  35. Australian Hearing
  36. Australian Human Rights Commission
  37. Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership
  38. Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
  39. Australian Institute of Criminology
  40. Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS)
  41. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
  42. Australian Institute of Marine Science
  43. Australian Institute of Police Management
  44. Australian Law Reform Commission
  45. Australian Maritime Safety Authority
  46. Australian National Audit Office
  47. Australian National Botanic Gardens
  48. Australian National Maritime Museum
  49. Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
  50. Australian Office of Financial Management
  51. Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority
  52. Australian Pork Ltd
  53. Australian Prudential Regulation Authority
  54. Australian Public Service Commission
  55. Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency
  56. Australian Rail Track Corporation
  57. Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation
  58. Australian Renewable Energy Agency
  59. Australian Research Council
  60. Australian Secret Intelligence Service
  61. Australian Securities and Investments Commission
  62. Australian Security Intelligence Organisation
  63. Australian Signals Directorate
  64. Australian Skills Quality Authority
  65. Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman
  66. Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority
  67. Australian Sports Commission
  68. Australian Sports Foundation
  69. Australian Statistics Advisory Council
  70. Australian Strategic Policy Institute
  71. Australian Taxation Office
  72. Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre
  73. Australian Transport Safety Bureau
  74. Australian War Memorial
  75. Australian Wool Innovation
  76. Board of Taxation
  77. Bundanon Trust
  78. Bureau of Meteorology
  79. Cancer Australia
  80. Central Land Council
  81. Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research and Australian National Herbarium
  82. Civil Aviation Safety Authority
  83. Clean Energy Finance Corporation
  84. Clean Energy Regulator
  85. Climate Change Authority
  86. Comcare
  87. Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions
  88. Commonwealth Grants Commission
  89. Commonwealth Ombudsman
  90. Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation
  91. Cotton Research and Development Corporation
  92. Creative Partnerships Australia
  93. CSIRO – Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
  94. Dairy Australia
  95. Defence Force Discipline Appeal Tribunal
  96. Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal
  97. Defence Housing Australia
  98. Defence Materiel Organisation
  99. Defence Science and Technology Group
  100. Department of Parliamentary Services
  101. Department of the Senate
  102. Digital Transformation Agency
  103. Export Finance and Insurance Corporation
  104. Fair Work Building and Construction
  105. Fair Work Commission
  106. Fair Work Ombudsman
  107. Family Court of Australia
  108. Federal Circuit Court of Australia
  109. Federal Court of Australia
  110. Financial Reporting Council
  111. Fisheries Research and Development Corporation
  112. Food Standards Australia New Zealand
  113. Foreign Investment Review Board
  114. Forest and Wood Products Australia
  115. Future Fund
  116. Geoscience Australia
  117. Grains Research and Development Corporation
  118. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
  119. High Court of Australia
  120. Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
  121. Indigenous Business Australia
  122. Indigenous Land Corporation
  123. Inspector General of Taxation
  124. Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security
  125. IP Australia
  126. LiveCorp
  127. Meat and Livestock Australia
  128. Ministry for the Arts
  129. Murray-Darling Basin Authority
  130. Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House
  131. National Archives of Australia
  132. National Blood Authority
  133. National Capital Authority
  134. National Competition Council
  135. National Disability Insurance Scheme
  136. National Film and Sound Archive
  137. National Gallery of Australia
  138. National Health and Medical Research Council
  139. National Health Funding Body
  140. National Health Performance Authority
  141. National Health Practitioner Ombudsman and Privacy Commissioner
  142. National Heavy Vehicle Regulator
  143. National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme
  144. National Library of Australia
  145. National Measurement Institute
  146. National Mental Health Commission
  147. National Museum of Australia
  148. National Native Title Tribunal
  149. National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority
  150. National Portrait Gallery
  151. National Transport Commission
  152. NBN Co
  153. Northern Land Council
  154. NRL – National Serology Reference Laboratory
  155. Office of National Assessments
  156. Office of Parliamentary Counsel
  157. Office of the Australian Information Commissioner
  158. Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner
  159. Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner
  160. Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority
  161. Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations
  162. Office of Township Leasing
  163. Organ and Tissue Authority
  164. Parks Australia
  165. Parliament of Australia
  166. Parliamentary Budget Office
  167. Parliamentary Education Office
  168. Productivity Commission
  169. Professional Services Review
  170. Professional Standards Board for Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys
  171. Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre
  172. Regional Development Australia
  173. Remuneration Tribunal
  174. Reserve Bank of Australia
  175. Royal Australian Mint
  176. Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
  177. Safe Work Australia
  178. Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission
  179. SBS – Special Broadcasting Service
  180. Screen Australia
  181. Seafarers Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Authority
  182. Snowy Hydro Limited
  183. Sugar Research Australia
  184. Superannuation Complaints Tribunal
  185. Sydney Harbour Federation Trust
  186. Tax Practitioners Board
  187. Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency
  188. Tiwi Land Council
  189. Torres Strait Regional Authority
  190. Tourism Australia
  191. Veterans’ Review Board
  192. Workplace Gender Equality Agency



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