WA department restructure

Western Australian Premier Colin Barnett has announced the restructure of the Department of Industry and Resources (DOIR) and the Department of Consumer and Employment Protection (DOCEP).

Western Australian Premier Colin Barnett has announced the restructure of the Department of Industry and Resources (DOIR) and the Department of Consumer and Employment Protection (DOCEP).

As a result of the restructure, DOIR and DOCEP will be reconstituted as the following:

  • The Department of State Development, reporting to Barnett, for major project facilitation, State Agreement Acts and strategic policy coordination.
  • Department of Mines and Petroleum, reporting to Minister Norman Moore, for mining approvals, resources and resource safety.
  • Department of Commerce, reporting to Minister Troy Buswell, for WorkSafe, labour relations, consumer protection, industry development, science and innovation.

According to a Government release, all existing staff are to be allocated to the new departments and the changes are expected to be in place early 2009.

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