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Australian Capital Territory - Organisation

Welfare Branch (c. 1970 - c. 1989)

Australian Capital Territory

From
c. 1970
To
c. 1989
Categories
Government Agency

The Welfare Branch of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) was previously known as the Welfare Section. By 1983 the Welfare Branch was one of three branches of the Community Services Division. The Welfare Branch dealt with the care of families in crisis, adoption and children in out-of-home care. By 1987 the Community Services Division, including the Welfare Branch, was integrated into the ACT Community Health Service.

Details

It is not clear if the Welfare Section had a formal change of name to the Welfare Branch in 1970, but it was referred to as the Welfare Branch by the Commonwealth Government Directories of 1982-1984. Between 1970 and 1987, the Welfare Branch was part of four government departments, as follows: Department of the Interior; Department of the Capital Territory; Department of the Territories and Local Government; and Department of the Territories. The Administrative Arrangements Orders of 24 July 1987 saw the integration of the community services (including welfare) and the health function into the ACT Community Health Service.

Timeline

 1957 - 1970 Welfare Section
       c. 1970 - c. 1989 Welfare Branch

Provided 'Care' At

Publications

Books

  • Walmsley, R., Coull, V., Vinson, T., Report, Beyond the image, December 1984 / Review of Welfare Services and Policies in the A.C.T., Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 1985, 674 pp. pp. Details

Reports

Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: National Archives of Australia, 'Agency Details for CA 2964, Welfare Branch, Australian Capital Territory', in RecordSearch, https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/scripts/AutoSearch.asp?Number=CA+2964; Walmsley, R., Coull, V., Vinson, T., Report, Beyond the image, December 1984 / Review of Welfare Services and Policies in the A.C.T., Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 1985, 674 pp. pp.

Prepared by: Anna Trengove