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Discussion: Conglomeration

in: jennycas; jennycas > 2018-06-07

Jun 7, 2018 12:37 PM # 
Our Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPaW, previously DEC until that split from DER, previously CALM and prior to that it had been known under eight different incarnations) recently amalgamated with another department to become the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA). It doesn't seem to have stopped causing bushfires though.

Department of Sports and Recreation (DSR) on the other hand decided on something easily forgettable in their recent amalgamating exercise and became the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC).
Jun 8, 2018 12:23 AM # 
DEW is not a bad acronym though. I thought Tassie used to have DPIPWENCH earlier this year, but I can't find any reference to it now.
Jun 8, 2018 2:41 AM # 
I think the most cumbersome federal department I can remember is the former Department of Arts, Sport, the Environment, Tourism and Territories - not so much because of its acronym which was easily pronounced, but because the connection between any of its constituent parts was not particularly obvious.
Jun 8, 2018 2:45 AM # 
That's about like NRETAS (Natural Resources, Environment, the Arts and Sport) in NT.
Jun 8, 2018 4:14 AM # 
I think DBCA actually stands for Department for Burning the City of Albany given they're the ones that started the big fire down there last month. At least they only cause 2% of bushfires in our state.
Jun 8, 2018 6:59 AM # 
I'm trying to write a document that includes all these agencies. Given the rate at which they are changing their names, it looks as though l will never finish.

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