The State Children Amendment Act 1917 with the full title "An Act to Amend "The State Children Act of 1911" in certain particulars" (Act no.8 Geo.V No.13) raised the age of children who received State benefits through their natural or foster mothers from 13 to 14 years. If a State child gained a State scholarship, maintenance and assistance lasted for the term of the scholarship. This amendment was repealed along with the State Children Act 1911 in 1966 by the Children's Services Act 1965.
Sources used to compile this entry: Law Research Service, Melbourne Law School, Law Library, The University of Melbourne. 'Find and Connect Project - Queensland Legislation', 4 April 2013, held in the project files at the University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre.
Prepared by: Lee Butterworth
Created: 13 May 2011, Last modified: 16 November 2016