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Legislation Infant Life Protection Act 1905
State of Queensland
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The Infant Life Protection Act arranged for the registration of nursing homes for children under three, the reporting of the births and deaths of illegitimate children and for their adoption. Such children had no inheritance rights in their adoptive family. The Police Department administered this Act until 1918. In 1921 the Act was amended to provide for the legal adoption of children under ten years of age, but the adopted children gained no status or protection.
1905 Infant Life Protection Act 1905
1911 State Children Act 1911
1918 Infant Life Protection Act Amendment Act 1918
1965 Children's Services Act 1965
1980 Bail Act 1980
1992 Juvenile Justice Act 1992
1999 Child Protection Act 1999
- Infant Life Protection Act 1905 (Qld), 1905. Details
- To Remove and Protect: laws that changed Aboriginal lives, Queensland Legislation, 2009, http://www.aiatsis.gov.au/collections/exhibitions/remove/qld/legislation.html. Details
- Department of Families, 'p.102', Missing pieces: information to assist former residents of children's institutions to access records, State of Queensland, 2001, http://www.communities.qld.gov.au/resources/childsafety/foster-care/missing-pieces.pdf. Details
Sources used to compile this entry: To Remove and Protect: laws that changed Aboriginal lives, Queensland Legislation, 2009, http://www.aiatsis.gov.au/collections/exhibitions/remove/qld/legislation.html; Department of Families, 'p.102', Missing pieces: information to assist former residents of children's institutions to access records, State of Queensland, 2001, http://www.communities.qld.gov.au/resources/childsafety/foster-care/missing-pieces.pdf.
Prepared by: Lee Butterworth
Created: 4 May 2011, Last modified: 4 August 2012