This Amendment was a critical increase in the power of the Aborigines Protection Board over Aboriginal children. It removed the requirement that an aboriginal child had to be found to be neglected before the Board could remove him/her. The Act provided that 'the Board may assume full control and custody of the child of any aborigine, if after due inquiry it is satisfied that such a course is in the interest of the moral or physical welfare of such child' and remove such child to such control and care as it thinks best.'
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04 June 2020
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