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Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities

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Formed  14 September 2010
Headquarters  Canberra
Dissolved  18 September 2013
Preceding Department  Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts
Superseding agency  Department of the Environment (III)
Jurisdiction  Commonwealth of Australia

The Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities was an Australian government department that existed between September 2010 and September 2013.

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Information about the department's functions and/or government funding allocation could be found in the Administrative Arrangements Orders, the annual Portfolio Budget Statements, in the Department's annual reports and on the Department's website.

At its creation, the Department was responsible for:

  • Environment protection and conservation of biodiversity
  • Air quality
  • National fuel quality standards
  • Land contamination
  • Meteorology
  • Administration of the Australian Antarctic Territory, and the Territory of Heard Island and McDonald Islands
  • Natural, built and cultural heritage
  • Environmental research
  • Water policy and resources
  • Ionospheric prediction
  • Co-ordination of sustainable communities policy
  • Population policy
  • Housing affordability
  • Built environment innovation
  • Structure

    The Department was an Australian Public Service department, staffed by officials who were responsible to the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities.

    References

    Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities Wikipedia


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