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Youthful Offenders Destitute and Neglected Children's Amendment Act 1905, Tasmania


The 1905 Youthful Offenders, Destitute and Neglected Children’s Amendment Act 1905 also known by its full title “An Act to amend ‘The Youthful Offenders, Destitute and Neglected Children Act 1896′”(Act no.5 Edw. VII No.39) set up the first Tasmanian court for children. The act stipulated that their cases be heard away from the police office, that people not directly involved be excluded from the room, and that the charge be recorded in a special book. This amendment was repealed by The Children’s Act 1918 (Act no. 9 Geo. V No.15) on 22 November 1918.

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