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Agency ID10634
TitleWelfare Services Department, Migrant Services Division
Agency TypeBusiness unit or division
Start Date 30/7/1981
End Date 1/2/1984
Date NotesN/A

Responsible for migrant services

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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
1941Welfare Services Department 30/7/1981 1/2/1984
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Previous Agencies

Agency IDTitle
1849State Migration Office
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Subsequent Agencies

Agency IDTitle
10635Bureau of Ethnic Affairs
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Information Sources

Queensland Government Gazette 1981, Vol. CCLXVII, No. 110, p.2174
Queensland Parliamentary Papers 1981 - 1982, Vol. 3, No.164, pp. 1, 5-6
Queensland Parliamentary Papers 1984 - 1985, Vol. 3, No. 96, pp. 4-5
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The Welfare Services Department assumed responsibility for the State Migration Office following a re-allocation of portfolio responsibilities on 23 December 1980. The name of the Office was subsequently changed to Welfare Services Department, Migration Services Division on 30 Jul 1981. This change was in keeping with the Department's plans to expand and rationalize the services provided to migrants.

The Division was responsible for:
the recruitment, reception and settlement of migrants including administration of personal and employer nominations
provision of services to migrants
liaison with other departments in the provision of services
liaison with ethnic groups
translation and interpreting services
co-operation with the Commonwealth Department of Immigration and Ethnic Services in the planning and delivery of migrant services
establishment of and representation on the Migrant Advisory Council

The position of Migration Officer was continued, but a Director was appointed to administer the Division within the Departmental structure.

The Division was upgraded to a fully autonomous sub- department, the Department of Ethnic Affairs, in February 1984.

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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID10634, Welfare Services Department, Migrant Services Division
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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