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Western Australia - Organisation

Department for Community Development (2001 - 2007)

State of Western Australia

From
1 July 2001
To
30 June 2007
Categories
Adoption Agency, Care Provider and Government Department

The Department for Community Development was formed on 1 July 2001 as the key government organisation responsible for child welfare in Western Australia. It was the second version of a department with that name, with the earlier department operating from 1992 to 1995. The Department for Community Development ceased on 30 June 2007 and was followed by the Department for Communities and the Department for Child Protection which were established on 1 July 2007.

Details

The State Records Office website provides an overview of the Department:

The Department for Community Development was formed on 1 July 2001 to integrate the Department of Family and Children's Services, the Family and Children's Policy Office, the Office of Senior's Interests, the Women's Policy Office and the Office of Youth Affairs.

On 1 March 2006, the Children and Community Services Act took effect. This legislation repealed previous Acts under which the Department [for] Community Development operated.

Timeline

 1887 - 1890 Aborigines Protection Board
       1890 - 1898 Aborigines Protection Board
             1898 - 1908 Aborigines Department
                   1909 - 1920 Department of Aborigines and Fisheries
                   1909 - 1920 Department of Aborigines and Fisheries
                         1874 - 1908 Superintendent of Poor Relief and Inspector of Charitable Institutions
                         1920 - 1926 Department of the North West
                         1920 - 1964 Fisheries Department
                               1898 - 1936 Chief Protector of Aborigines
                               1908 - 1917 Public Charities and State Children Department
                               1926 - 1936 Aborigines Department
                                     1917 - 1927 State Children Department
                                     1936 - 1954 Commissioner for Native Affairs
                                     1936 - 1954 Department of Native Affairs
                                           1927 - 1972 Child Welfare Department
                                           1954 - 1972 Commissioner of Native Welfare
                                           1955 - 1972 Department of Native Welfare
                                                 1972 - 1985 Department for Community Welfare
                                                       1985 - 1992 Department for Community Services
                                                             1992 - 1995 Department for Community Development
                                                                   1995 - 2001 Department for Family and Children's Services
                                                                         2001 - 2007 Department for Community Development
                                                                               2007 - 2013 Department for Communities
                                                                               2007 - 2013 Department for Child Protection
                                                                                     2013 - 2017 Department of Local Government and Communities
                                                                                     2013 - 2017 Department for Child Protection and Family Support
                                                                                           2017 - Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries
                                                                                           2017 - Child Protection and Family Support

Related Legislation

Related Organisations

Publications

Reports

  • Western Australia. Department for Community Development., Annual Report: Department for Community Development, Dept. For Community Development, East Perth, W.A, 2001-2002; 2002-2006. Details

Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: 'AU WA A1213 - Department for Community Development', in State Records Office of Western Australia - Organisations & People, State Records Office of Western Australia, 2015, https://archive.sro.wa.gov.au/index.php/department-for-community-development-2-au-wa-a1213.

Prepared by: Leanne Howard and Debra Rosser