The Training Schools Amendment Act 1885 also known by its full title "An Act to further amend 'The Training Schools Act 1867'" (Act no.49 Vict. No.26) repealed in full the amendments made in 1880. The Training Schools Amendment Act 1885 was repealed by the Youthful Offenders, Destitute and Neglected Children Act 1896.
The Training Schools Amendment Act 1885 repealed in full the amendments made in the Training Schools Amendment Act 1880.
The maximum age of detention was changed from 18 to 16 years for males, but for females it remained at 18.
This 1885 legislation also extended the minimum period of detention in a Training School from 1 year to 3 years. The other significant change made by the Training Schools Amendment Act 1885 was to remove the 18 month time period before a detained child could be sent to live with 'any trustworthy and respectable person' licenced by the Training School Managers with the approval of the Chief Secretary.
Sources used to compile this entry: Law Research Service, Melbourne Law School, Law Library, The University of Melbourne. 'Find and Connect Project - Tasmanian Legislation', 20 January 2014, held in the project files at the University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre.
Prepared by: Elizabeth Daniels
Created: 19 January 2015, Last modified: 16 October 2015