W.A. - Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC).

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Announced a while ago, the WA DEC has been split - The Department of Parks and Wildlife and the Department of Environment Regulation commenced operations today.

Here is the link to the The Department of Parks and Wildlife website which continues control over West Australian National Parks etc. The website a good source of information for travelers and those interested in WA flora and fauna.

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Greg

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Reply By: Member - John and Val - Monday, Jul 01, 2013 at 19:15

Monday, Jul 01, 2013 at 19:15
Hi Greg,

Just gotta love those names that Departments dream up. I wonder did they see any hint of hubris in Dept of Environment Regulation - as if they can regulate the environment?

Years ago there was a federal dept with the wonderful acronym of DOPIE (Dept of Primary Industries and Energy). Very credible!

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Follow Up By: Road Warrior - Monday, Jul 01, 2013 at 19:59

Monday, Jul 01, 2013 at 19:59
We dont come up with the names, we do as they are told by Cabinet via the Department of Premier and Cabinet under the guise of "machinery of government" changes. If any more of these wallopers utter the words "synergies" or "moving forward" or "strategic alignment" i'm going to go troppo.
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Monday, Jul 01, 2013 at 20:03

Monday, Jul 01, 2013 at 20:03
...yes I suppose the name maybe somewhat confusing and to some suggests some divine power. One of their tasks is however to regulate how others do or don't degrade the environment....so that makes the name at least partly applicable though "DER" isn't the best acronym :)

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Follow Up By: Bazooka - Monday, Jul 01, 2013 at 20:21

Monday, Jul 01, 2013 at 20:21
But 'DOER' on the other hand......
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Monday, Jul 01, 2013 at 20:45

Monday, Jul 01, 2013 at 20:45
woops - left out the "o"..yes that works a bit better :)
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Follow Up By: Rod W - Monday, Jul 01, 2013 at 20:53

Monday, Jul 01, 2013 at 20:53
...and what about this one Whole of Government (WoG)
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Reply By: equinox - Monday, Jul 01, 2013 at 19:29

Monday, Jul 01, 2013 at 19:29
Thanks Greg,

Here is the link to the The Department of Environment Regulation for those who want to know the hows, whats and wheres...

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Reply By: pop2jocem - Monday, Jul 01, 2013 at 19:47

Monday, Jul 01, 2013 at 19:47
Back to the future ????

It was the National Parks Board, which became The National Parks Department, then about 1986 the WA State Government in it's wisdom created Conservation and Land Management (CALM) by separating the wildlife section from Fisheries and Wildlife and joining the whole kit and kaboodle together under CALM. Then for whatever reason (boredom and job justification I suspect) re-named it Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC). All that was too simple and of course we have gone far too many years without a name and area of responsibility change.
Good to see some of my tax dollars being put to good use (;-))

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Follow Up By: Member - John and Val - Monday, Jul 01, 2013 at 20:01

Monday, Jul 01, 2013 at 20:01
Pop,

Multiply that figure by eight because each state and territory has done the same thing. No make it 9 to include the Feds. NSW has been through the CALM and DEC phases too. Madness.

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Reply By: Bazooka - Monday, Jul 01, 2013 at 20:28

Monday, Jul 01, 2013 at 20:28
It's well known in the public service that there are lumpers and splitters. Public servants who live long enough will see a number of iterations of both. It's a bit like fashion - wait long enough and it will come around again, albeit with a different moniker.
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Reply By: Motherhen - Monday, Jul 01, 2013 at 21:19

Monday, Jul 01, 2013 at 21:19
Yes, as of today we now have DER and D PAW. Once again websites will be rebuilt - DEC had recently had a major website upgrade, and all the stationery will be printed yet again.

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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Monday, Jul 01, 2013 at 21:21

Monday, Jul 01, 2013 at 21:21
I should say that they actually called it DPaW. I just thought PAWs for wildlife had some slight significance LOL.
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Follow Up By: AlanTH - Tuesday, Jul 02, 2013 at 10:56

Tuesday, Jul 02, 2013 at 10:56
Had a mate some 20 odd years ago worked for DaFT (Dairy and Farming Technology) a division of the Ag. Dept.
From tales he told it was a very appropriately named section.
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Follow Up By: Grumblebum and the Dragon - Tuesday, Jul 02, 2013 at 11:34

Tuesday, Jul 02, 2013 at 11:34
More jobs for boys and millions $$$$ down the drain - outcome .....Zilch

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Follow Up By: AlanTH - Tuesday, Jul 02, 2013 at 18:23

Tuesday, Jul 02, 2013 at 18:23
Labour gov some maybe 10 years ago invented the Office of Shared Services lauded as a great new innovative way of doing what many colleges, schools, TAFEs etc were doing quite well without their interference.
It would cover all IT, HR and Finance from one central point. All existing staff would be drafted in to this central point.
They first discovered IT wasn't quite that easy so that went back to the schools, colleges, TAFEs etc.
Then Finance was found to be quite difficult and the software wasn't quite ready for it.
Mean while they employed many existing public sector employees at much higher levels than had been previously employed at great cost for no gain at all. Plus lots and lots of what seemed to be mostly Asian migrants.
Years after and with hundreds and hundreds of millions wasted and trying to make it work, the Libs are winding it down but you can bet that many of these employees who rose well over their level of incompetence, will still keep their jobs.
Such is life in the lucky country with 9 governments, love it or leave it.:-(
AlanH.
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Follow Up By: Road Warrior - Wednesday, Jul 03, 2013 at 11:12

Wednesday, Jul 03, 2013 at 11:12
Aah yes...Office of Sh*tty Services...don't get me started.
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Reply By: Daisy G - Friday, Jul 12, 2013 at 15:58

Friday, Jul 12, 2013 at 15:58
When a place becomes well known and heavy human traffic, it actually needs a government department for the environment regulation. Hope that this department will take power action to avoid environment contamination.
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