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Western Australia - Organisation

Department of Local Government and Communities (2013 - 2017)

From
2013
To
2017

The Department of Local Government and Communities was established on 1 July 2013. It was previously known as the Department of Communities. The Department ran the Country High School Hostels Ex-Gratia Scheme until December 2013. On 1 June 2017, the Department of Local Government and Communities' functions were dividied between two new departments - Department of Communities and Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.

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 Department of Native Affairs
                                     1936 - 1954 Commissioner for 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
                                                                                     2013 - 2017 Department of Local Government and Communities
                                                                                           2017 - Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries

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Prepared by: Nicola Laurent