Commonwealth Government Entity

Definition

A government entity is:

  1. a department of State of the Commonwealth
  2. a department of the Parliament
  3. an executive agency, or statutory agency, within the meaning of the Public Service Act 1999
  4. a department of State of a State or Territory
  5. an organisation that:
    • is not an entity, and
    • is either established by the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory (whether under a law or not) to carry on an enterprise or established for a public purpose by an Australian law, and
    • can be separately identified by reference to the nature of the activities carried on through the organisation or the location of the organisation
    whether or not the organisation is part of a department or branch described in paragraph (a), (b), (c) or (d) or of another organisation of the kind described in this paragraph