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Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts

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Formed  3 December 2007
Dissolved  14 September 2010
Preceding Department  Department of the Environment and Water Resources
Superseding agency  Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
Jurisdiction  Commonwealth of Australia
Department executives  David Borthwick, Secretary (2007‑09) Robyn Kruk, Secretary (2009‑10)

The Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts was an Australian Government department that existed between December 2007 and September 2010.


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

According to the Administrative Arrangements Order (AAO) made at the Department's establishment, the Department dealt with:

  • 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 movable cultural heritage
  • Environmental research
  • Water policy and resources
  • Cultural affairs, including support for the arts
  • Ionospheric prediction
  • Community and household renewable energy programs
  • References

    Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts Wikipedia

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