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Victoria - Legislation

Infant Life Protection Act 1907 (1907 - 1915)

From
1907
To
1915
Categories
Amending Act
Website
http://corrigan.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/vic/hist_act/ilpa1907232/

The passing of the Infant Life Protection Act 1907 (No.2102) was partly in response to concerns about 'baby farming'. The Act required parents to register voluntary foster placements with the Neglected Children's Department and pay for the upkeep of the child or risk the child becoming a ward of the state. Registered carers also became subject to inspection. With this Act, the Neglected Children's Department assumed responsibility from the Office of the Chief Commissioner of Police in 1907 for the registration of homes providing non-parental care to infants.

Details

This legislation amended the Infant Life Protection Act 1890. It was repealed by the Infant Life Protection Act 1915.

Related Glossary Terms

Related Organisations

  • St Joseph's Receiving Home (1902 - 1985)

    Some women at the Receiving Home would place their baby in the care of a private nurse. These arrangements were overseen by the Department for Neglected Children following the passage of the Infant Life Protection Act 1907.

  • Department for Neglected Children, Colony of Victoria (1887 - 1900)

    Under provisions of the Infant Life Protection Act 1907 the Department assumed responsibility from the Office of the Chief Commissioner of Police in 1907 for the registration of homes providing non-parental care to infants.

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Sources used to compile this entry: Law Research Service, Melbourne Law School, Law Library, The University of Melbourne. 'Find and Connect Project - Victoria Legislation', 13 December 2013, held in the project files at the University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre.

Prepared by: Cate O'Neill