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Specific acknowledgements for the use of data, photographs and other materials are included throughout this report. Where we do not do so, the department is the source of the material.

Photos on the cover of this report are from DOTARS and other sources. For the front cover, the ship is © Shutterstock Inc., the farmer with child in field is © Peter Beck/Aust Picture Library, Flying Fish Cover
on Christmas Island is © Karenn Singer and the aircraft with the Sydney skyline is © Sydney Airport Corporation. For the back cover, the town hall is © Shutterstock Inc., the girl with her first car is© CORBIS/Aust Picture Library, workers on the oil rig © Royalty-Free/Corbis and the firefighting helicopter © Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment.

Photos of the executive on pages 8 and 9 were taken on behalf of the department by Geoff Comfort
Photography www.geoffcomfort.com

Photos that appear on all chapter dividers other than page 9 are from www.shutterstock.com


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