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Tasmania - Organisation

Civil Service Board of Tasmania (1900 - 1905)

From
1900
To
1905
Categories
Government Agency

The Civil Service Board of Tasmania was established in 1900 by the Civil Service Act. Its establishment was the first Tasmanian attempt to provide a uniform system of administration. In 1905, the Public Service Board replaced it.

Details

The Civil Service Board was part time. Public Servants elected it. The Board included one member each from the Railway and Education Departments and three from the other departments.

In 1905, a Royal Commission found that self-government by public servants did not work. It recommended the establishment of an expert Public Service Board that was more or less independent from the government.

Timeline

 1900 - 1905 Civil Service Board of Tasmania
       1905 - 1918 Public Service Board
             1918 - 1973 Public Service Commissioner

Related Legislation

Publications

Books

  • Wettenhall, RL, A Guide to Tasmanian Government Administration, Platypus Publications, Hobart, 1968, 206 pp. Details

Sources used to compile this entry: Wettenhall, RL, A Guide to Tasmanian Government Administration, Platypus Publications, Hobart, 1968, 206 pp.

Prepared by: Caroline Evans