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Under the McGowan Government, a series of Machinery of Government changes were made to the public sector creating a number of new amalgamated departments.
The Department of Culture and the Arts, the Department of Sport and Recreation, the Department of Racing, Gaming and Liquor, the local government function of the Department of Local Government and Communities and its Office of Multicultural Interests, as well as the Aboriginal History Research Unit from the Department of Aboriginal Affairs (now operating as the Aboriginal History Research Services or AHRS), were joined to form the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries on 1 July 2017.
The Department is focussed on enlivening communities and the State's economy, and offering sporting and cultural experiences to local, interstate and international visitors.
The Aboriginal History Research Services (AHRS) manages restricted access archive requests for files from its preceding departments held in the State Archives Collection.