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Address-in-Reply. Fourteenth Day
Hansard Archive 1870 to 1995
Parliament of Western Australia, 4 August 1954

'Address-in-Reply. Fourteenth Day' is an excerpt from the digital copies of the Parliamentary Debates (Hansard) of the Legislative Council of the Western Australian Parliament. On page 855 of the excerpt, the Chief Secretary explains the reorganisation of the Child Welfare Department that resulted from the investigation into WA child welfare practices by RH Hicks, the Director of Child Welfare in New South Wales. It documents the purpose of the appointment of a new Director being to 'specialise in work devoted to the individual care of those migrants, wards of the State, and delinquent children who are in the care of the Child Welfare Department'. See page 855 of the excerpt.