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What's in a Name?

Since 1945, the department's functions and responsibilities have changed several times. The list below provides details.

DI - Department of Immigration (1945 – 1974)

DLI - Department of Labor and Immigration (1974 – 1975)

DIEA - Department of Immigration and Ethnic Affairs (1976 – 1987)

DILGEA - Department of Immigration, Local Government and Ethnic Affairs (1987 – 1993)

DIEA - Department of Immigration and Ethnic Affairs (1993 – 1996)

DIMA - Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs (1996 – 2001)

DIMIA - Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs (2001 – 2006)

DIMA - Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs (2006 – 2007)

DIAC - Department of Immigration and Citizenship (2007 – 2013)

DIBP - Department of Immigration and Border Protection (2013 – current)

Last modified Friday 13 February 2015