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Organisation Department of Community Services (1977)
Northern Territory Government
- Care Provider, Government Agency and Government Department
The Department of Community Services existed under this name for a very short time, from January to September 1977. This interim Department existed while Commonwealth functions were gradually being transferred to the Northern Territory Government in preparation for self government. The Department of Community Services was responsible for social welfare during this time.
This Department was replaced by the Department of Community and Social Development in September 1977.
1910 - 1928 Northern Territory Aboriginals Department
1928 - 1930 Health and Aboriginals Branch, Northern Territory Administration
1931 - 1939 Medical Services, Health and Aboriginals Branch
1930 - 1959 State Children's Council, Northern Territory
1939 - 1955 Native Affairs Branch
1955 - 1970 Welfare Branch, Northern Territory Administration
1970 - 1972 Welfare Division, Northern Territory Administration
1972 - 1990 Department of Aboriginal Affairs, Northern Territory Division
1974 - 1977 Community Welfare Section, Department of the Northern Territory [l]
1977 Department of Community Services
1977 - 1978 Department of Community and Social Development
1978 - 1987 Department of Community Development
1987 - 1995 Department of Health and Community Services [I]
1995 - 2001 Territory Health Services
2001 - 2008 Department of Health and Community Services [II]
2008 - 2010 Department of Health and Families
2011 - Department of Health
2011 - Department of Children and Families
- National Archives of Australia, 'Agency details: CA 2499 Department of Community Services', in National Archives of Australia, Recordsearch, http://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/DetailsReports/AgencyDetail.aspx?reg_no=CA%202499. Details
Sources used to compile this entry: National Archives of Australia, 'Agency details: CA 2499 Department of Community Services', in National Archives of Australia, Recordsearch, http://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/DetailsReports/AgencyDetail.aspx?reg_no=CA%202499.
Prepared by: Karen George and Gary George
Created: 30 May 2012, Last modified: 3 September 2012