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Northern Territory - Organisation

Welfare Division, Northern Territory Administration (1970 - 1972)

Australian Government

From
1970
To
1972
Categories
Government Agency

The Welfare Division was created in 1970 when the Welfare Branch of the Northern Territory Administration was upgraded. The Welfare Division existed under this title for only two years. In December 1972 its functions were divided between three Commonwealth departments - the new Department of Aboriginal Affairs and the existing Departments of Health and Education. During this time the Adelaide based branch of Northern Territory welfare was also known as the Welfare Division.

Timeline

 1910 - 1928 Northern Territory Aboriginals Department
       1928 - 1930 Health and Aboriginals Branch, Northern Territory Administration
             1931 - 1939 Medical Services, Health and Aboriginals Branch
                   1930 - 1959 State Children's Council, Northern Territory
                   1939 - 1955 Native Affairs Branch
                         1955 - 1970 Welfare Branch, Northern Territory Administration
                               1970 - 1972 Welfare Division, Northern Territory Administration
                                     1972 - 1990 Department of Aboriginal Affairs, Northern Territory Division
                                           1974 - 1977 Community Welfare Section, Department of the Northern Territory
                                                 1977 Department of Community Services
                                                       1977 - 1978 Department of Community and Social Development
                                                             1978 - 1987 Department of Community Development
                                                                   1987 - 1995 Department of Health and Community Services [I]
                                                                         1995 - 2001 Territory Health Services
                                                                               2001 - 2008 Department of Health and Community Services [II]
                                                                                     2008 - 2010 Department of Health and Families
                                                                                           2011 - Department of Health
                                                                                           2011 - 2016 Department of Children and Families
                                                                                                 2016 - Territory Families

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Sources used to compile this entry: National Archives of Australia, 'Agency details: CA 2835 Welfare Division', in National Archives of Australia, Recordsearch, http://www.naa.gov.au/go.aspx?a=CA+2835.

Prepared by: Karen George and Gary George