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Western Australia - Organisation

Department for Communities (2007 - 2013)

  • Redress WA Guidelines (as amended 18 May 2011)

    Redress WA Guidelines (as amended 18 May 2011), courtesy of Redress WA.
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State of Western Australia

From
2007
To
2013
Categories
Care Provider and Government Department
Website
http://www.communities.wa.gov.au/

The Department for Communities was established in 2007 in response to a review conducted by Ms Prudence Ford in 2006 which recommended the abolition of the Department for Community Development and the establishment of two separate departments, namely the Department for Communities and the Department for Child Protection and Family Support. The Department for Communities was responsible for administering the State Government's $114 million 'Redress WA Scheme' and holds records of applications and decisions made on applicants. It also ran the Country High School Hostels Ex-Gratia Scheme. In 2013, it became the Department for Local Government and Communities.

Details

The State Records Office website provides an overview of the Department:

The Department for Communities incorporates the Office for Youth, the Office for Women's Policy, the Office for Seniors and Carers, the Family and Domestic Violence Unit, the Volunteering Secretariat, Children and Family Services and the Office of Multicultural Interests.
The Department incorporates support for children and families through child care licensing, children services policy development, support for delivery of children's services and a range of parenting programs.

Timeline

 1887 - 1890 Aborigines Protection Board
       1890 - 1898 Aborigines Protection Board
             1898 - 1908 Aborigines Department
                   1909 - 1920 Department of Aborigines and Fisheries
                   1909 - 1920 Department of Aborigines and Fisheries
                         1874 - 1908 Superintendent of Poor Relief and Inspector of Charitable Institutions
                         1920 - 1926 Department of the North West
                         1920 - 1964 Fisheries Department
                               1898 - 1936 Chief Protector of Aborigines
                               1908 - 1917 Public Charities and State Children Department
                               1926 - 1936 Aborigines Department
                                     1917 - 1927 State Children Department
                                     1936 - 1954 Department of Native Affairs
                                     1936 - 1954 Commissioner for Native Affairs
                                           1927 - 1972 Child Welfare Department
                                           1954 - 1972 Commissioner of Native Welfare
                                           1955 - 1972 Department of Native Welfare
                                                 1972 - 1985 Department for Community Welfare
                                                       1985 - 1992 Department for Community Services
                                                             1992 - 1995 Department for Community Development
                                                                   1995 - 2001 Department for Family and Children's Services
                                                                         2001 - 2007 Department for Community Development
                                                                               2007 - 2013 Department for Communities
                                                                                     2013 - 2017 Department of Local Government and Communities
                                                                                           2017 - Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries

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Redress WA scheme updates 2009-2011
Title
Redress WA scheme updates 2009-2011
Type
Document
Date
28 July 2009 - 6 March 2011
Source
Redress WA

Details

Redress WA Guidelines (as amended 15 February 2010)
Title
Redress WA Guidelines (as amended 15 February 2010)
Type
Document
Date
15 February 2010
Source
Redress WA

Details

Redress WA Guidelines (as amended 18 May 2011)
Title
Redress WA Guidelines (as amended 18 May 2011)
Type
Document
Date
18 May 2011
Source
Redress WA

Details

Sources used to compile this entry: 'AU WA A1574 - Department for Communities', in State Records Office of Western Australia - Organisations & People, State Records Office of Western Australia, 2015, https://archive.sro.wa.gov.au/index.php/department-for-communities-au-wa-a1574; Ford, Prudence, Review of the Department for Community Development: Review Report, Dept. For Community Development, Perth, W.A., 2007; Western Australia. Department for Communities, Annual Report to Parliament: Department for Communities, Government of Western Australia, West Perth, Western Australia, 2006-2007.

Prepared by: Debra Rosser