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Legislation Social Welfare Ordinance 1964
This Ordinance repealed the Welfare Ordinance 1961. It gave welfare officers the power to suspend the right of an Aboriginal person to enter or remain on a reserve. Under the Ordinance, the Department of Social Welfare restricted entry to reserves and provided assistance only to people the Director deemed 'socially or economically in need of assistance.'
- Social Welfare Ordinance 1964 (NT). Details
- 'Northern Territory: Legislation', in To remove and protect: laws that changed Aboriginal lives, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, 2008, http://www.aiatsis.gov.au/collections/exhibitions/remove/index.html. Details
- Social Welfare Ordinance 1964
- AustLII: Australasian Legal Information Institute; and AIATSIS: To Remove and Protect: NT
Sources used to compile this entry: 'Northern Territory: Legislation', in To remove and protect: laws that changed Aboriginal lives, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, 2008, http://www.aiatsis.gov.au/collections/exhibitions/remove/index.html; Social Welfare Ordinance 1964 [Document]; Social Welfare Ordinance 1964 (NT).
Prepared by: Karen George and Gary George
Created: 9 February 2011, Last modified: 12 June 2012