The Children's Services Act 1965 was designed 'to promote and protect the wellbeing of the children and youth of the State through a comprehensive and co-ordinated program of child and family welfare'. The focus was on the protection of children from neglectful acts and behaviour by parents, and protection from unacceptable living conditions. This act had the full title "An Act to Promote, Safeguard and Protect the well-being of the Children and Youth of the State through a Comprehensive and Co-ordinated Programme of Child and Family Welfare and to Amend "The Adoption of Children Act of 1964", in certain particulars" (Act no.42/1965) and was repealed and replaced by the Child Protection Act 1999 (Act no.10/1999) in 2000.
1865 - 1911 Industrial and Reformatory Schools Act 1865
1879 - 1911 Orphanages Act 1879
1891 - 1966 Guardianship and Custody of Infants Act 1891
1896 - 1966 Children's Protection Act 1896
1905 - 1966 Infant Life Protection Act 1905
1907 - 1966 Children's Court Act 1907
1911 - 1966 State Children Act 1911
1965 - 2000 Children's Services Act 1965
1992 - Juvenile Justice Act 1992
1999 - Child Protection Act 1999
Sources used to compile this entry: To Remove and Protect: laws that changed Aboriginal lives, Queensland Legislation, 2009, http://aiatsis.gov.au/collections/collections-online/digitised-collections/remove-and-protect/queensland; Department of Child Safety, 'Child protection legislation: an historical perspective', State of Queensland, 2006, http://web.archive.org/web/20150402214424/http://www.communities.qld.gov.au/childsafety/about-us/legislation/child-protection-legislation-an-historical-perspective.
Prepared by: Cate O'Neill
Created: 1 February 2011, Last modified: 12 September 2018