DAS comprises a number of business and operational units
Australian Construction Services (ACS)
Australian Estate Management (AEM)
Australian Government Analytical Laboratories (AGAL)
Australian Government Publishing Service (AGPS)
Australian Operational Support Services
Australian Property Group (APG)
Australian Survey and Land Information Group (AUSLIG)
Australian Valuation Office (AVO)
Commercial Treasury and Marketing
Communications and Facilities
DAS Centre for Environmental Management
DAS Support Services
Genetic Manipulation Advisory Committee (GMAC)
Government Environment and Legal (GEL)
IPS Radio and Space Services
IT Contracts and Standards
Ministerial and Parliamentary Services
Office of Government Information and Advertising (OGIA)
Oversea Property Group (OPG)
Performance Review and Audit
Purchasing Australia - CASPA Client Access System
The role of the Department is to foster the development of communications and the arts in Australia.
DIVISIONS and BRANCHES of the DEPARTMENT
Arts, Heritage and National Broadcasting Division
Corporate Management Division
Film and Licensed Broadcasting Division
Telecommunications Industry Division
These are broken up into the following branches.
Arts Development Branch
National Broadcasting and Music Branch
Coordination and Information Branch
Legal and Parliamentary Branch
Corporate Services Branch
Human Resources Development Branch
Internal Auditors Section
Licensed Broadcasting Branch
Film and Multimedia Development Branch
Planning and Review Division
Regulatory Policy Branch
Enterprise and Standards Policy Branch
Trade and Development Branch
National Transmission Agency
The Mission of the Department of Defence is to Promote the Security of Australia, and to Protect its People and its Interests.
The Defence Organisation, its resources and activities, are divided into eight major Programs.
Strategy and Intelligence
Acquisition and Logistics
Budget and Management
Science and Technology
The Department of the Environment, Sport and Territories consists of the following branches and Statutory Authorities.
Environment Strategies Directorate
Environment Protection Agency
Sport and Recreation
Australian Heritage Commission [AHC]
Australian Nature Conservation Agency [ANCA]
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority [GBRMPA]
Australian Sports Commission
Australian Sports Drug Agency
In 1995 Telstra and the Australian Capital Territory Government commenced planning for Australia's largest trial of broadband interactive services.
Inter-ACT, Interactive Services Consortium links these initiatives. It is a cooperative undertaking through which university, government, industry and community organisations model future applications of communications technology to community needs.
The Australian Space Research Institute (ASRI) was formed by merging the Australian Space Engineering Research Association Ltd., and the AUSROC Projects Group. ASRI conducts space related research, development and education programs in the launch vehicle and satellite technology areas on a non-profit basis.
Approved Research Institute status was granted to ASRI by the Federal Government and the CSIRO in May 1993. Corporate sponsors are invited to donate funds and resources to the Institute and Tax advantages apply. Membership is open to students corporations and the general public.
Telstra owns the Australian telephone system. As such this corporate power, estimated to be worth about Au$24 billion, will and does play a major role in the present and future of the Internet for the Australian community. Telstra also manages AARNet the main Australian Internet access gateway to the world.