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Human Rights Commission, Australian Capital Territory

The Human Rights Commission, ACT oversees issues of human rights and justice in the ACT, including ensuring that ACT government agencies are complying with human rights. As part of this work, it undertook an audit into the Quamby Youth Detention Centre in 2005.

Department of Seniors, Disability Services and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, State Government of Queensland

The Department of Seniors, Disability Services and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships was established in late 2020. It amalgamated the recently abolished Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships with the Seniors and Disability Services functions of the former Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors. Within the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander…

Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, State Government of Queensland

The Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships was established in 2015. It replaced the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs Department. The Department administered Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander policy, rights and culture. Within the Department, the Community and Personal Histories team helped people to trace their personal and family history,…

Department for Education, Children and Young People, Tasmanian Government

The Department for Education, Children and Young People was established on 1 October 2022. The Department is responsible for the facilitation of out of home care, child welfare, and custodial youth justice services in Tasmania. It also runs the Adoptions and Permanency Services, which provides suppport and records access services for Care Leavers.

State Children Department, State of Western Australia

The Western Australian State Children Department existed between 1 January 1917 and 22 December 1927. The State Children Department was an early preceding agency to the Department for Communities and the Department for Child Protection and Family Support which were established in 2007. The State Records Office website provides an overview of the State Children…

Families SA, Department for Education and Child Development

Families SA was transferred from the former Department for Families and Communities to the new Department for Education and Child Development in 2011. Families SA continues to provide child protection and family support services. The Youth Justice function of Families SA is now part of the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion. In 2016, Families…

Premier and Cabinet Department

The Premier and Cabinet Department provides services to the Premier’s parliamentary and executive government roles, co-ordinates government administration and policy, and Cabinet proceedings.

Health and Home Affairs Department, State Children Department, State Government of Queensland

The Health and Home Affairs Department, within the State Children’s Department, was established in 1935 to provide care, management and control of orphaned, abandoned and convicted children and their property. Previously, it was known as the Home Secretary’s Office, State Children Department. The Department ran Toowoomba Mental Hospital and Farm Home for Boys, Westbrook. Responsibility…

Labour and Industry Department, State Children Department, State Government of Queensland

The State Children Department, a sub-department of the Labour and Industry Department, was created to provide care, management and control of orphaned, neglected, abandoned, delinquent and convicted children and their property. The Department ran Farm Home for Boys, Westbrook, Birralee Children’s Home, Townsville Receiving Depot, Carramar Receiving and Assessment Centre, Warilda Children’s Home and Warilda…

Family and Youth Services Department, State Government of Queensland

The Family and Youth Services Department was established on 9 June 1987. It was responsible for a broad range of community services including youth and ethnic affairs. The Department ran the Therapeutic Adolescent Residential Assessment Unit, Warilda Receiving and Assessment Centre, Carramar Receiving and Assessment Centre, Sir Leslie Wilson Youth Centre, The Outlook Training and…