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Gift exchange is a common diplomatic custom practiced by many countries around the world. Gifts are presented as a token of respect, and to promote goodwill and strengthen diplomatic relations.

The Department's Protocol Branch arranges gifts on behalf of the Premier, or his representative. The Branch does not select and purchase gifts for Ministers or other Parliamentarians acting in their own capacity, however may provide advice regarding appropriate gift suggestions on request.

Typical gifts include photographic books featuring imagery of Western Australia, high quality Western Australian craft items and/or products made from materials that are unique to the State.