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Governance

The National Museum of Australia is a statutory authority. In 2016–17, the Museum sat within the Commonwealth Arts portfolio. The minister responsible for the Museum is Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield, Minister for Communications and Minister for the Arts.

The Museum guides the delivery of its outputs through its corporate governance framework. This framework comprises the Museum’s enabling legislation and other legislative instruments, managerial and organisational structures, corporate policies and strategies, and resource management practices.