"What is a Machinery of Government change?"

A Machinery of Government (MoG) change is when the Australian Government decides to reorganise how it manages its responsibilities. It can involve the movement of functions, resources and people from one department or agency to another. A MoG change may lead to the creation of a new government agency, the creation of a new portfolio or ministry, the movement of agencies between portfolios or the closing of an existing government agency.

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