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Queensland - Organisation

Communities Department (2004 - 2012)

State Government of Queensland

From
12 February 2004
To
3 April 2012
Categories
Care Provider and Government Department
Alternative Names
  • The Department of Communities (Also known as)

The Communities Department was created on 12 February 2004. The Families Department was abolished and its functions transferred to two new departments; Communities Department and Child Safety Department. On 26 March 2009, the Communities Department absorbed the functions of the abolished Child Safety Department. Under Departmental Arrangements Notice (No. 1) 2012, the Department of Communities was restructured and multiple subsequent organisations created on 3 April 2012, including, the Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services Department and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs Department.

Timeline

 1879 - 1911 Public Instruction Department, Orphanages Branch
       1904 - 1939 Chief Protector of Aboriginals Office
       1911 - 1935 Home Secretary's Office, State Children Department
             1935 - 1963 Health and Home Affairs Department, State Children Department
             1939 - 1966 Director Of Native Affairs Office
                   1963 - 1966 Labour and Industry Department, State Children Department
                   1966 - 1975 Aboriginal and Island Affairs Department
                         1966 - 1987 Children's Services Department
                         1975 - 1984 Aboriginal and Islanders Advancement Department
                               1984 - 1987 Community Services Department
                               1987 Family and Youth Services Department
                                     1987 - 1989 Community Services and Ethnic Affairs Department
                                     1987 - 1989 Family Services Department
                                           1989 - 1996 Family Services and Aboriginal and Islander Affairs Department
                                           1989 - 1996 Family Services and Aboriginal and Islander Affairs Department
                                                 1996 - 1998 Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy
                                                 1996 Department of Family and Community Services
                                                       1996 - 2001 Department of Families, Youth and Community Care
                                                       1998 - 2001 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy and Development Department
                                                       2001 - 2004 Department of Families
                                                             2001 - 2006 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy Department
                                                             2001 - 2004 Department of Families
                                                             2004 - 2009 Child Safety Department
                                                                   2004 - 2012 Communities Department
                                                                         2012 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs Department
                                                                         2012 - 2017 Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services Department
                                                                               2017 - Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women

Publications

Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: 'Communities Department (Agency ID 10721)', in Queensland State Archives website, Queensland Government, 2004 - 2013, http://www.archivessearch.qld.gov.au/Search/AgencyDetails.aspx?AgencyId=10721.

Prepared by: Lee Butterworth