Machinery of government changes for DHHS

13 December 2018
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Following the Victorian election, Premier Daniel Andrews has announced changes to Victorian government departments.

Following the Victorian election, Premier Daniel Andrews has announced changes to Victorian government departments.

DHHS will continue its focus to achieve the best health, wellbeing and safety for all Victorians, led by Secretary Kym Peake. The main changes are:

  • Work on leading the process to transfer government-delivered disability services to the non-government sector will return to DHHS from the Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC).
  • Maternal Child Health and Early Parenting will move into the DHHS health portfolio from the Department of Education and Training, strengthening the integration of these services.
  • The Offices for Women and Youth Affairs will move to DPC to be part of a new division, Fairer Victoria.
  • Sport and Recreation Victoria and the Office for Women in Sport and Recreation will move from DHHS to the new Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions.

The changes will take effect from 1 January 2019. Visit the DHHS website for more information.