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See also: ses, SEs, seś, sés, șes, -ses, and şeş


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  1. (Australia) State Emergency Service, any of various state-based emergency service organisations, staffed by volunteers and operating within state legislation.
    • 2005, Michael Eburn, Emergency Law[1], page 101:
      The SES in Western Australia is another operational arm of the Fire and Emergency Services Authority.
  2. (US, Australia) Senior Executive Service, a high-ranking position classification of the civil service (public service).
    • 1999, Ciaran O'Faircheallaigh, John Wanna, Patrick Moray Weller, Public Sector Management in Australia: New Challenges, New Directions, page 152,
      It has often been suggested that Australian governments by adopting the SES model are gradually following United States practice where senior levels of the public service are staffed by political appointments of the president.