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Legislation Native Welfare Act 1954
State of Western Australia
[Taken from the To Remove and Protect website:]
Under the Native Welfare Act 1954, the Commissioner and Department of Native Affairs changed to the Commissioner and Department of Native Welfare. The Commissioner remains the legal guardian of 'native' children except where the child has been made a ward under the Child Welfare Act 1947. 'The Commissioner may from time to time direct what person is to have the custody of a native child of whom he is the legal guardian, and his direction shall have effect according to its tenor'. The Native Welfare Act 1954 was repealed by the Native Welfare Act 1963.
1954 Native Welfare Act 1954
1963 Native Welfare Act 1963
1972 Aboriginal Affairs Planning Authority Act 1972
- Native Welfare Act 1954 (WA), 1954. Also available at http://www.slp.wa.gov.au/legislation/statutes.nsf/main_mrtitle_7107_homepage.html. Details
- To Remove and Protect: Aboriginal Lives Under Control [website], 2010, http://www.aiatsis.gov.au/collections/exhibitions/remove/index.html. Details
- AustLII [website], 2011, http://www.austlii.edu.au. Details
- Foster, Darren J, 'Submission No. 347 Inquiry into Children in Institutional Care: Submissions', in Inquiry into Children in Institutional Care - Submissions received by the committee as at 17/3/05, Senate Community Affairs Committee, Commonwealth of Australia, 3 April 2004, http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate_Committees?url=clac_ctte/completed_inquiries/2004-07/inst_care/submissions/sublist.htm. Details
- State Law Publisher: Official Publisher of Western Australian Legislation and Statutory Information, 1997, http://www.slp.wa.gov.au. Details
- Native Welfare Act 1954 (WA)
Sources used to compile this entry: To Remove and Protect: Aboriginal Lives Under Control [website], 2010, http://www.aiatsis.gov.au/collections/exhibitions/remove/index.html.
Prepared by: Leanne Howard
Created: 18 July 2011, Last modified: 6 October 2011