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Victoria - Legislation

Children's Court Act 1906 (1906 - 1915)

  • The Children's Court Act 1906

    The Children's Court Act 1906
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From
1906
To
1915
Categories
Principal Act
Website
http://corrigan.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/vic/hist_act/cca1906176/

The Children's Court Act 1906 (No. 2058) established a closed court where children's cases would be heard, established a clear protocol for dealing with children between the time they were apprehended and their court appearance, and formally recognised the importance of probation officers to the system. The Children's Court continued largely unaltered into the second half of the twentieth century.

Details

This Act was repealed by the Children's Court Act 1915 ( No. 2627).

Timeline

 1906 - 1915 Children's Court Act 1906
       1915 - 1928 Children's Court Act 1915
             1929 - 1957 Children's Court Act 1928
                   1957 - 1959 Children's Court Act 1956
                         1959 - 1974 Children's Court Act 1958
                               1974 - 1992 Children's Court Act 1973
                                     1991 - 2007 Children and Young Persons Act 1989
                                           2007 - Children, Youth and Families Act 2005

Publications

Books

  • Jaggs, Donella, Neglected and criminal: foundations of child welfare legislation in Victoria, Centre for Youth and Community Studies, Phillip Institute of Technology, Melbourne, 1986. Details

Online Resources

Photos

The Children's Court Act 1906
Title
The Children's Court Act 1906
Type
Document

Details

Children's Court of Victoria Centenary Exhibition: exhibition panels
Title
Children's Court of Victoria Centenary Exhibition: exhibition panels
Type
Document
Date
2006
Publisher
Children's Court of Victoria

Details

Sources used to compile this entry: Jaggs, Donella, Neglected and criminal: foundations of child welfare legislation in Victoria, Centre for Youth and Community Studies, Phillip Institute of Technology, Melbourne, 1986; McCallum, David, Law and norm: justice administration and the human sciences in early juvenile justice in Victoria, Newcastle Law Review, vol. 7, 2004, 62-71 pp, http://eprints.vu.edu.au/1521/2/Newcastle_Law_Review.doc_%28R%29.pdf; Law Research Service, Melbourne Law School, Law Library, The University of Melbourne. 'Find and Connect Project - Victorian Legislation', 1 February 2013, held in the project files at the University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre.

Prepared by: Nell Musgrove