Commonwealth of Australia
The Commonwealth Immigration (Guardianship of Children) Act 1946 related to child migrants who were placed in Tasmania. Child migrants were under the guardianship of the Commonwealth Minister of Immigration, who delegated his powers of guardianship in respect of children living in Tasmania, to the Director of Social Services.
Sources used to compile this entry: Ombudsman Tasmania, Listen to the children: Review of claims of abuse from adults in state care as children, Office of the Ombudsman, Tasmania, Hobart, November 2004. p.54..
Prepared by: Cate O'Neill
Created: 12 January 2011, Last modified: 24 January 2018