Under the Native Welfare Act 1954, The Commissioner could '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'.
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16 October 2018
Cite this: https://www.findandconnect.gov.au/guide/wa/WE00419
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