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Agency ID11135
TitleFamily Services and Aboriginal and Islander Affairs Department, Aboriginal and Islander Affairs Division, District Office, Mount Isa
Agency TypeRegional or District Office
Start Date 7/12/1989
End Date 25/1/1996
Date NotesN/A
Abstract

District Offices of the Family Services and Aboriginal and Islander Affairs Department, Aboriginal and Islander Affairs Division, provided legislation, policy and support for local communities.

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Series

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4379General Correspondence Files - Numerical Prefix 7/12/1989 7/4/1993
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Agency IDTitleFromTo
2568Department of Family Services and Aboriginal and Islander Affairs 7/12/1989 25/1/1996
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Remarks

Information Sources

Department of Family Services and Aboriginal and Islander Affairs Annual Reports 1989-1995
Department of Families, Youth and Community Care Annual Report 1995-1996, p 5
Queensland Government Gazette 1989, Vol. CCXCII, No 117, p 2491
Queensland Government Gazette Jan-Feb 1996, Vol CCCXI, No 13, p 273, 897
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Legislation

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Administered Land Act (Aboriginal and Islander Land Grants) Amendment Act 1982
Community Services (Aborigines) Act 1984
Community Services (Torres Strait) Act 1984
Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders (Land Holding) Act 1985
Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders (Land Holding) Regulations 1986
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Description
ESTABLISHMENT:
On 7 Dec 1989 the Department of Community Services and Ethnic Affairs was amalgamated with the Department of Family Services under the new name of Department of Family Services and Aboriginal and Islander Affairs. Aboriginal and Islander Affairs became a Division within the Department. The Mount Isa District Office was established at the same time.

The goal of the Division was "full participation, recognition and self-determination" for Aboriginal and Islander people, fostering reconciliation and highlighting a supportive rather than a directive role for the Division.

FUNCTIONS:
Maintenance on infrastructure services
Housing
construction and rental of houses
employment
accommodation
land management services
Consultancy to support self-determination
Commercial and economic development
retail stores
pastoral program
fishing activity
Family and Community Support
substance addiction and support programs
Health services
Culture support services
cultural and public awareness
family history and genealogy
recreation
Organisational and administrative services

ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE:
A new Divisional structure was implemented at department level under an Office of the Director General, including a Division of Aboriginal and Islander Affairs, which replaced the former Department of Community Services.

The Division of Aboriginal and Islander Affairs supported Regional Offices at Torres Strait, Cape York, Townsville and North West, Central and South Queensland and Area Offices; a Rights and Culture Branch; a Services Branch and a Legislation Branch. Later on the Legislation Branch was abolished and a Co-ordination and Resourcing Branch was created.

In 1995 the Division of Aboriginal and Islander Affairs was replaced by the Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs. The Office managed a Policy Coordination Branch, a Regional Services Branch and Regional Offices. The Mount Isa District Office's Manager was directly responsible to the latter.

ABOLITION:
The Aboriginal and Islander Affairs Division, District Office, Mount Isa, ceased to exist on 25 Jan 1996 when the Department of Family Services and Aboriginal and Islander Affairs briefly became the Department of Family and Community Services. On 26 Feb 1996, with a new State Government, the name changed again to Department of Families, Youth and Community Care. Within the new Department was the Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs.











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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID11135, Family Services and Aboriginal and Islander Affairs Department, Aboriginal and Islander Affairs Division, District Office, Mount Isa
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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