The Child Protection Act 1999 had the full title "An Act about the protection of children, and for other purposes" (Act no.10/1999). Development of the Child Protection Act 1999 began in 1993 with the release of the Child Protection Issues Paper and an extensive statewide consultation process. The development process culminated in passage of the legislation in March 1999 and proclamation of the Act in March 2000.
The core principles of the Act in relation to child protection are:
1865 - 1911 Industrial and Reformatory Schools Act 1865
1879 - 1911 Orphanages Act 1879
1891 - 1966 Guardianship and Custody of Infants Act 1891
1896 - 1966 Children's Protection Act 1896
1905 - 1966 Infant Life Protection Act 1905
1907 - 1966 Children's Court Act 1907
1911 - 1966 State Children Act 1911
1965 - 2000 Children's Services Act 1965
1999 - Child Protection Act 1999
Sources used to compile this entry: Department of Child Safety, 'Child protection legislation: an historical perspective', State of Queensland, 2006, http://web.archive.org/web/20150402214424/http://www.communities.qld.gov.au/childsafety/about-us/legislation/child-protection-legislation-an-historical-perspective; Law Research Service, Melbourne Law School, Law Library, The University of Melbourne. 'Find and Connect Project - Queensland Legislation', 4 April 2013, held in the project files at the University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre.
Prepared by: Cate O'Neill
Created: 1 February 2011, Last modified: 16 November 2016