Comment

The folly of the Coalition's Home Affairs super ministry shake-up

By Paddy Gourley
Updated April 24 2018 - 10:38am, first published July 30 2017 - 7:29am

The re-organisation of the machinery of government in July 1987 was the most significant, wide-ranging and possibly beneficial in the history of the Commonwealth. Better concentrated around coherent and related functions, the number of departments was reduced from 28 to 18 and arranged in 16 cabinet portfolios supported in many cases by non-cabinet ministers.

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