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Children and Young Persons Act 1989

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    The Children and Young Persons Act 1989
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State of Victoria

From
1989
To
1989
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http://www.aiatsis.gov.au/collections/exhibitions/remove/VIC/legislation.html

The Children and Young Persons Act 1989 was implemented in stages up to 1992 and clearly separated services for children in need of protection from services for young offenders. The Act hastened the process of de-institutionalisation in juvenile justice, and led to the closure of the few surviving 'children's homes' in Victoria.

Timeline

 1864 Neglected and Criminal Children's Act 1864
       1887 Neglected Children's Act 1887
             1890 Neglected Children's Act 1890
                   1915 Neglected Children's Act 1915
                         1890 Infant Life Protection Act 1890
                         1907 - 1915 Infant Life Protection Act 1907
                         1924 Children's Welfare Act 1924
                               1915 - 1928 Infant Life Protection Act 1915
                               1924 Children's Welfare Act 1924
                               1926 Children's Welfare Act 1926
                                     1919 - 1928 Children's Maintenance Act 1919
                                     1928 Children's Welfare Act 1928
                                           1928 - 1957 Children's Maintenance Act 1928
                                           1933 Children's Welfare Act 1933
                                                 1954 Children's Welfare Act 1954
                                                       1960 - 1970 Social Welfare Act 1960
                                                             1970 Social Welfare Act 1970
                                                                   1978 Community Welfare Services Act 1978
                                                                         1989 Children and Young Persons Act 1989
                                                                               2005 Children Youth and Families Act 2005

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The Children and Young Persons Act 1989
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Sources used to compile this entry: 'Victoria [excerpts from Victorian 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/VIC/legislation.html; Brendan Nathan (Team Leader, Freedom of Information), Corporate Integrity Information and Resolutions unit, Department of Human Services.

Prepared by: Cate O'Neill