Treasury (Austenasia)

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Established 8 November 2008
Headquarters Kingeston
Chancellor Lord Austin Jaax, Baron of Kingeston

The Treasury of Austenasia (formerly known as the Ministry of the Treasury and prior to that as the Department of the Treasury) is the government body responsible for the finances, government income and national expenditure of the Empire of Austenasia.

The Treasury has the responsibility of developing and executing the national finance policy, and prior to 2013 oversaw a system of tax collection. It was also responsible for the minting of a set of commemorative coins in 2018 to mark Austenasia's tenth anniversary. The Treasury is run by the Chancellor; since June 2020, this has been Lord Austin Jaax.

The Treasury was originally known as the Department of the Treasury when it was founded by Act 14 of the Austenasian Parliament on 8 November 2008, but was renamed to the Ministry of the Treasury by Act 31 on 13 December 2008, and then simply to the Treasury by Act 59 on 21 February 2009.

To better co-ordinate the work of the Treasury, since 28 July 2011 its responsibilities have been carried out by specialised departments:

  • Department for Income and Expenditure (two separate departments before November 2013, one for Taxes and one for Expenditure)
  • Department for the Treasury Money