Agency VA 3745
Department of Treasury and Finance
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Date Range: 1995 - cont
 
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The Department of Treasury (VA 3007) and the Department of Finance (VA 3016) merged formally on 31 March 1995 to form the new Department of Treasury and Finance (VA 3745).

The newly created DTF's main responsibilities were to:
- ensure responsible and contemporary financial management
;- prepare, manage and monitor the State's budgetary statements
;- manage the public account
;- initiate effective financial and economic reforms
;- achieve progressive upgrading of Victoria's credit ratings
;- generate and collect revenue
;- monitor, manage and identify opportunities to restructure the State's debt and liabilities
;- ensure that Victoria has a value for money capital works program
;- implement structural reforms of Victoria's government businesses
;- develop and manage intergovernment financial relations
;- provide advice on valuation and survey matters
;- manage State owned and leased property and the Government's sales of surplus property
;- develop and guide budget sector wide information technology policy and strategy
;- develop superannuation policy on behalf of the State
;- develop and monitor the Government's vehicle fleet policies.

The Department of Treasury and Finance provided the Government with economic, financial and resource management policy advice.

Following the machinery-of-government changes made by the newly elected Labor Government under the leadership of Premier the Hon Daniel Andrews MP, which reduced the number of existing State departments from nine to seven, DTF assumed responsibility of CenITex, the whole-of-government ICT shared services agency (Statement from the Premier, Thursday 4 December 2014).

After the machinery-of-government change, implemented 1 January 2015, DTF oversaw the following groups:
- Shareholder Advisory Services
;- Financial Assets and Liabilities
;- Infrastructure Advice and Delivery (High Value/High Risk)
;- Construction Code Compliance
;- Financial Reporting
;- Budget Strategy
;- Portfolio Analysis
;- Finance and Technology Services
;- Corporate Services
;- Strategic Sourcing
;- Economic Policy
;- Social Policy
;- Cost Control and Efficiency
;- Macroeconomic and Revenue Forecasting
;- Tax and Intergovernmental Relations
;- Gambling Policy and Litigation
;- Shared Services Provider.

On 1 March 2016, the Department of Treasury and Finance (DTF) acquired responsibility for the following Acts, as per the Victorian Government Gazette, No. S 44, 8 March 2016:
- Audit Act 1994 - Sections 8-10, 16A, 16B, 16D, 16E and 16G (responsibility was transferred from the Department of Premier and Cabinet (VA 1039)).

Under the same Gazette notification (No. S 44, 8 March 2016), DTF lost responsibility for the following Acts:
- Housing Act 1983 - Division 6 of Part VIII (responsibility was transferred to the Department of Health and Human Services (VA 5037)).
 
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? 1856 - cont Orders-in-Council VPRS 7976 North Melbourne Open
1978 - 1996 General Correspondence Files, Annual Single Number System VPRS 2553 North Melbourne Part Open
1984 - cont General Correspondence Files, Annual Single Number System VPRS 9458 North Melbourne Closed
1987 - 1996 TRIM Automated File Control System, Annual Single Number Files [Report Outputs] VPRS 11244 North Melbourne Open
1996 - 1999 General Correspondence Files, Alpha Code Prefix, Multiple Number System, Energy Projects Division VPRS 16579 North Melbourne Closed
1997 - ? 1999 General Correspondence Files, Annual Single Number System [Transport Reform Unit] VPRS 16340 North Melbourne Closed
1999 - 2010 Departmental Cabinet-in-Confidence Working Records, Bracks-Brumby Government [Department of Treasury and Finance] VPRS 16606 North Melbourne Closed
2010 - 2014 Departmental Cabinet-in-Confidence Working Records, Baillieu/Napthine Government [Assistant Treasurer] VPRS 17527 North Melbourne Closed
2010 - 2014 Departmental Cabinet-in-Confidence Working Records, Baillieu/Napthine Government [Finance] VPRS 17528 North Melbourne Closed
2010 - 2014 Departmental Cabinet-in-Confidence Working Records, Baillieu/Napthine Government [Industrial Relations] VPRS 17529 North Melbourne Closed
2010 - 2014 Departmental Cabinet-in-Confidence Working Records, Baillieu/Napthine Government [Treasurer] VPRS 17530 North Melbourne Closed
Circa 1985 - 2001 Index to Record Plans (Put Away and Current) VPRS 16720 North Melbourne Open
Functions for which this Agency has or has had primary responsibilityFunctions for which this Agency has or has had primary responsibility
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1995 - 1996 Place names committee VF 215
1995 - 1996 Local government VF 184
1995 - 1996 Survey VF 17
1995 - cont Buildings, government (management) VF 213
1995 - cont Property and assets VF 78
1995 - cont Buildings, government (outfitting) VF 218
1995 - cont Land tax VF 29
1995 - cont Land monitoring VF 348
1995 - cont Finance VF 5
1995 - cont Census and statistics VF 3
1996 - cont Industrial relations (public sector) VF 168
1997 - cont Dangerous goods VF 150
1997 - cont Health and safety (workplace) VF 136
1999 - cont Industrial relations VF 224
2010 - cont Industrial relations (public sector) VF 168
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1995 - 1996 Coal Mine Workers Pension Tribunal VA 1791
1995 - 2001 Office of the Chief Electrical Inspector VA 4207
1997 - 2001 Office of Gas Safety VA 4209
1997 - 2002 Gas Appeals Board VA 4210
1997 - 2002 Victorian Rail Track (VicTrack) VA 4616
1998 - 2000 Electrical Appeals Board VA 4208
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1979 - 2014 Young Farmers' Finance Council VA 1460
1985 - 1992 Accident Compensation Commission VA 2732
1986 - cont Transport Accident Commission VA 2892
1986 - cont Emergency Services Superannuation Board VA 4197
1988 - 2014 Rural Finance Corporation II VA 2985
1992 - cont Victorian WorkCover Authority VA 3081
1992 - cont State Revenue Office VA 3083
1993 - cont Treasury Corporation of Victoria VA 4266
1994 - cont State Trustees Limited VA 3975
1994 - cont Essential Services Commission (formerly Office of the Regulator-General 1994-2001) VA 4205
1994 - cont Victorian Funds Management Corporation VA 4211
1995 - cont Victorian Government Purchasing Board VA 4267
1996 - cont Victorian Managed Insurance Authority VA 4591
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1995 - 1996 Local Government I VRG 57
1995 - cont Treasurer VRG 23
1995 - cont Finance VRG 100
1996 - cont Multimedia VRG 125