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The Department for the Environment (Formerly the Department of Environmental Protection) was West Australia's environmental agency. Note: DEP redirects here, but the D is sometimes short for Division, Directorate or other such words Department of Environmental Protection is a name commonly used by states in the United States of America to name their government agency charged with proposing and enforcing environmental law although the federal such... Motto: Cygnis Insignis (Distinguished by its swans) Nickname: Wildflower State Other Australian states and territories Capital Perth Government Governor Premier Const. ...


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