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The Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities was established on 14 September 2010, and is responsible for implementing the Australian Government's policies to protect the environment and heritage and to promote a sustainable way of life.
The Department is the lead Government agency for developing and implementing national policy, programs and legislation to protect and conserve the natural environment. One of the key functions of the Department is to promote and support ecologically sustainable development.
Matters dealt with by the Department include:
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Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
GPO Box 787
Canberra ACT 2601 Australia
Ph: (02) 6274 1111