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Corporate Governance

Organisational Changes

In July 2004, the Secretary and the Chief of the Defence Force created a new position of Chief of Staff Australian Defence Headquarters, supported by the newly formed Coordination and Public Affairs Division. This division was drawn principally from the former Ministerial Services and Public Affairs Division and was established on 1 September 2004. A new Defence Legal Division was also created within Corporate Services and Infrastructure Group. This new division combines the former Defence Legal Service with certain other para legal functions that had been performed elsewhere within the National Operations Division of the Group.

In response to reviews of the Defence Information Environment, the Office of the Chief Information Officer was amalgamated with the Information Systems Division (formerly part of the Corporate Services and Infrastructure Group) within an expanded Chief Information Officer Group. The authority of the new group encompasses all aspects of the Defence Information Environment capability management including strategy, planning, prioritisation, development, implementation and support, with regional information technology support delivered by Corporate Services and Infrastructure Group.

On the 26 April 2005, the position of Deputy Director, Defence Intelligence Organisation was re-created in accordance with the recommendations of the Inquiry into Australia's Intelligence Agencies conducted in 2004 by Mr Philip Flood AO.

Organisational changes that have taken place within the Defence Materiel Organisation during 2004-05 are detailed in Chapter Six - Defence Materiel Organisation.

Organisational Chart

The following chart depicts the structure of the organisation as at 30 June 2005.

Chart 1.3 Organisational Chart
Defence Structure - select for larger image

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