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Northern Territory - Organisation

Department of Community Development (1978 - 1987)

Northern Territory Government

From
1978
To
1987
Categories
Care Provider, Government Agency and Government Department

The Department of Community Development took over from the Department of Community and Social Development in 1978. It became responsible for the social welfare, including child welfare, guardianship and adoption. In 1987 this department was combined with Department of Resources and Health to form the Department of Health and Community Services [l]

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

Publications

Online Resources

Photos

Community Department with many jobs
Title
Community Department with many jobs
Type
Document
Date
1980

Details

Sources used to compile this entry: National Archives of Australia, 'Agency details: CA 2661 [Northern Territory] Department of Community Development', in National Archives of Australia, Recordsearch, http://www.naa.gov.au/go.aspx?a=CA+2661.

Prepared by: Karen George and Gary George