This act has the full title "An Act to provide for support, administrative services and assistance for Aboriginal communities resident in Queensland and for management of lands for use by those communities and for related purposes" (Act no.51/1984).
Between 2007 and 2008 the equivalent legislation relating to Torres Strait Islander Peoples was merged with this legislation. Before this time separate legislation existed relating to Torres Strait Islander peoples. The title of this legislation has also changed overtime.
1884 - 1939 Native Labourers' Protection Act 1884
1897 - 1939 Aboriginals Protection and Restriction of the Sale of Opium Act 1897
1939 - 1966 Aboriginals Preservation and Protection Act 1939
1939 - 1966 Torres Strait Islander Act 1939
1965 - 1972 Aborigines' and Torres Strait Islanders' Affairs Act 1965
1972 - 1984 Aborigines Act 1971
1984 - Community Services (Aborigines) Act 1984
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: Elizabeth Daniels
Created: 18 November 2014, Last modified: 11 October 2017