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Queensland - Organisation

Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy (1996 - 1998)

State Government of Queensland

From
1996
To
1998
Categories
Government Department

The Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy was created on 22 February 1996. It was previously known as the Family Services and Aboriginal and Islander Affairs Division of the Families, Youth and Community Care Department. The aim of this office was to improve the physical, social and economic well-being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. In 1998, the Office was amalgamated with the Community and Personal Histories Section of various Government departments under the new name of Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy and Development.

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
                                                 1996 - 1998 Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy
                                                       1998 - 2001 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy and Development Department
                                                             2001 - 2006 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy 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: 'Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy (Agency ID 10902)', in Queensland State Archives website, Queensland Government, 2004 - 2013, http://www.archivessearch.qld.gov.au/Search/AgencyDetails.aspx?AgencyId=10902.

Prepared by: Nicola Laurent