Group VRG 158
Resources
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Date Range: 2002 - 2006
 
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Following the re-election of the Bracks Government in November 2002, a Resources portfolio was established with the appointment of a Minister for Resources. The portfolio comprises part of the former Energy and Resources portfolio (VRG 133 Energy and Resources I).

The appointment was published in the Victorian Government Special Gazette number 231 (S 231) on 5 December 2002 (republished for reasons not researched on 13 December 2002, S 236).

Certain acts previously assigned to the former Energy and Resources portfolio were transferred to the newly appointed Minister for Resources on 5 December 2002, by Administrative Arrangements Order number 182, and on 30 December 2002, by order number 183. The orders were published in the Victorian Government Special Gazette number 231 (S 231) on 5 December 2002, and number 252 (S 252) on 30 December 2002, respectively.

Acts assigned to the Minister at time of appointment:

Coal Mines (Pensions) Act 1958 - Except Part III
Extractive Industries Development Act 1995
Fuel Emergency Act 1977* (to February 2003 only)
Mineral Resources Development Act 1990
Mines Act 1958 - Division 2 of Part III
Petroleum Act 1998
Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act 1982
Pipelines Act 1967*
Underseas Mineral Resources Act 1963

*There appears to have been some initial uncertainty surrounding responsibility for these Acts. Responsibility for the Fuel Emergency Act was subsequently transferred to the Minister for Energy Industries on 19 February 2003, under Administrative Arrangements Order number 185, Vic gov gaz special, S 22. The same order also "transferred" responsibility for the Pipelines Act from the Minister for Energy Industries to the Minister for Resources, even though, according to the General Order of 5 December 2002, the Act was already assigned to the Minister for Resources.

In August 2005 the Minister for Resources assumed responsibility for the Mines (Aluminium Agreement) Act from the Minister for Resources.

The portfolio was abolished following the re-election of the Bracks government in November 2006. All acts assigned to the Minister at the time of abolition were subsequently transferred to the newly created Energy and Resources portfolio (VRG 160 Energy and Resources II).

Minister(s):

Minister for Resources 2002 - 2006.

Previous Group(s):

VRG 133 Energy and Resources I 1999 - 2002.

Subsequent Groups(s):

VRG 160 Energy and Resources II 2006 - ct.
 
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Date within Group Agency Title Agency Number Agency Hierarchy
2002 - 2006 Geological Survey of Victoria VA 4118
2002 - 2006 Department of Primary Industries VA 4563 Dept. of State
Functions related to this GroupFunctions related to this Group
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Date within Group Function Title Function Number
2002 - 2006 Geological survey VF 24
2002 - 2006 Mining surveyors VF 25
2002 - 2006 Mining VF 62
2002 - 2006 Mining and extractive industries VF 151
2002 - 2006 Petroleum industry VF 152