The Juvenile Offenders Ordinance 1941 (Act no. 11/1941) was Commonwealth legislation that allowed for children from the ACT to be placed in NSW institutions. It provided that a court in the ACT may commit a person under the age of eighteen to a NSW institution, in accordance with the Neglected Children and Juvenile Offenders Act 1905 (NSW). It commenced on 4 September 1941 and was repealed by the Child Welfare Ordinance 1957 on 1 March 1958.
1935 - 1941 Juvenile Offenders (Detention) Ordinance 1935
1941 - 1958 Juvenile Offenders Ordinance 1941
1958 - 1988 Child Welfare Ordinance 1957
1987 - 2000 Children's Services Act 1986
1999 - 2009 Children and Young People Act 1999
2008 - Children and Young People Act 2008
Sources used to compile this entry: 'Australian Capital Territory: Provisions of the legislations', in To remove and protect: laws that changed Aboriginal lives, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, 2009, http://aiatsis.gov.au/collections/collections-online/digitised-collections/remove-and-protect/australian-capital-territory; Law Research Service, Melbourne Law School, Law Library, The University of Melbourne. 'Find and Connect Project - Northern Territory Legislation', 1 February 2013, held in the project files at the University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre.
Prepared by: Lydia Connell
Created: 4 May 2011, Last modified: 21 October 2014