The Child Welfare Act Amendment Act 1941 removed the penalty of whipping from the 1927 Act by repealing s.124 clauses and substituting another which mandated that 'the fact of such committal or conviction shall not be disclosed to any person, except with the consent of the Minister, or be admitted as evidence in any court of law, except a Children's Court'.
Sources used to compile this entry: Child Welfare Act Amendment Act 1941 [Document], Date: 15 January 1942; Law Research Service, Melbourne Law School, Law Library, The University of Melbourne. 'Find and Connect Project - Western Australia Legislation', 13 December 2013, held in the project files at the University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre.
Prepared by: Debra Rosser
Created: 9 February 2013, Last modified: 15 June 2018