The 1905 Youthful Offenders, Destitute and Neglected Children's Amendment Act 1905 also known by its full title "An Act to amend 'The Youthful Offenders, Destitute and Neglected Children Act 1896'"(Act no.5 Edw. VII No.39) set up the first Tasmanian court for children. The act stipulated that their cases be heard away from the police office, that people not directly involved be excluded from the room, and that the charge be recorded in a special book. This amendment was repealed by The Children's Act 1918 (Act no. 9 Geo. V No.15) on 22 November 1918.
1905 - 1918 Youthful Offenders Destitute and Neglected Children's Amendment Act 1905
1918 - 1936 The Children of the State Act 1918
1935 - 1961 Infants' Welfare Act 1935
1960 - 2003 Child Welfare Act 1960
2000 - Children, Young Persons and Their Families Act 1997
Sources used to compile this entry: Law Research Service, Melbourne Law School, Law Library, The University of Melbourne. 'Find and Connect Project - Tasmanian Legislation', 20 January 2014, held in the project files at the University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre.
Prepared by: Caroline Evans
Created: 8 November 2011, Last modified: 26 May 2015