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Tasmania - Organisation

Department of Community and Health Services (1993 - 1998)

State of Tasmania

From
1993
To
1998
Categories
Government Department

The Department of Community and Health Services replaced the Department of Community Services in 1993. It provided health care, including mental health, financial and other assistance to people with inadequate incomes, and managed family and children's services, including the supervision of state wards. In 1998, its name changed to the Department of Health and Human Services.

Details

The Ray Groom minority government, elected in 1992, supported by the newly formed Tasmanian Greens, amalgamated the Department of Community Services with the Department of Health Services to create the new Department of Community and Health Services. The government returned Corrective Services to the Department of Justice.

Timeline

 1873 - 1901 Charitable Grants Department
       1896 - 1901 Neglected Children's Department
             1873 - 1901 Charitable Grants Department
             1901 - 1918 Neglected Children's Department
                   1901 - 1934 Charitable Grants Department
                   1918 - 1935 Children of the State Department
                         1885 - 1903 Central Board of Health
                         1934 - 1961 Social Services Department
                               1904 - 1956 Public Health Department
                               1961 - 1983 Social Welfare Department
                                     1956 - 1989 Department of Health Services
                                     1983 - 1989 Department for Community Welfare
                                           1989 - 1993 Department of Health
                                           1989 - 1993 Department of Community Services
                                                 1993 - 1998 Department of Community and Health Services
                                                       1998 - Department of Health and Human Services

Related Glossary Terms

Publications

Books

  • Evans, Caroline, A 'Pink Palace'? Risdon Prison, 1960-2004, Department of Justice, Hobart, 2004, 128 pp. Details

Sources used to compile this entry: Evans, Caroline, A 'Pink Palace'? Risdon Prison, 1960-2004, Department of Justice, Hobart, 2004, 128 pp.

Prepared by: Cate O'Neill