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Queensland - Organisation

Family Services Department (1987 - 1989)

State Government of Queensland

From
14 December 1987
To
7 December 1989
Categories
Care Provider and Government Department
Alternative Names
  • Family Services Department II (Also known as)

The Family Services Department was created from the former Family and Youth Services Department on 14 December 1987. The new department gained responsility for Intellectual Handicap Services. The department was responsible for juvenile justice facilities. It was amalgamated with the departments of Community Services and the Office of Ethnic Affairs to form the Department of Family Services and Aboriginal and Islander Affairs on 7 December 1989.

Details

The Family Services Department was created from the former Family and Youth Services Department on 14 December 1987 when a significant re-organisation of ministerial portfolios occurred. As a part of this, the new department gained responsility for Intellectual Handicap Services, formerly a part of the Health Department, and lost ethnic affairs, youth services and the Queensland Recreation Council.

Timeline

 1879 - 1911 Public Instruction Department, Orphanages Branch
       1911 - 1935 Home Secretary's Office, State Children Department
             1935 - 1963 Health and Home Affairs Department, State Children Department
                   1963 - 1966 Labour and Industry Department, State Children Department
                         1966 - 1987 Children's Services Department
                               1987 Family and Youth Services Department
                                     1987 - 1989 Family Services Department
                                           1989 - 1996 Family Services and Aboriginal and Islander Affairs Department
                                                 1996 - 1998 Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy
                                                 1996 Department of Family and Community Services
                                                       1996 - 2001 Department of Families, Youth and Community Care
                                                       1998 - 2001 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy and Development Department
                                                             2001 - 2006 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy Department
                                                             2001 - 2004 Department of Families
                                                                   2004 - 2009 Child Safety Department
                                                                   2004 - 2012 Communities Department
                                                                   2004 - 2012 Communities Department
                                                                         2004 - 2012 Communities Department
                                                                         2012 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs Department
                                                                         2012 - 2017 Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services Department
                                                                               2017 - Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women

Publications

Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: 'Family Services Department II (Agency ID 9719)', in Queensland State Archives website, Queensland Government, 2004 - 2013, http://www.archivessearch.qld.gov.au/Search/AgencyDetails.aspx?AgencyId=9719.

Prepared by: Lee Butterworth