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Agency ID49
TitleDepartment of Families, Youth and Community Care
Agency TypeDepartment
Start Date 26/2/1996
End Date 22/2/2001
Date NotesN/A
Abstract

Responsible for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, neglected or abused children, juveniles in conflict with the law, people with disabilities, older people, the homeless, disadvantaged, families in crisis, etc.

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Agency IDTitleFromTo
2852Aboriginal Co-ordinating Council 26/2/1996 22/2/2001
8396Challinor Centre, Ipswich 28/2/1996 1/10/1998
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Remarks

Information Sources

Families, Youth and Community Care Department Annual Report 1995-1996, pp. 4-8
Queensland Government Directory 1997, pp.71-72
Queensland Government Gazette 1996, vol. CCCXI, no. 42, pp. 921-932
Queensland Government Directory 1998
Public Service Departmental Arrangements Notice (No. 3) 1999
Queensland Government Gazette 2001, vol. CCCXXVI, no. 39, p 699-751
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Legislation

Establishing Public Service Management and Employment Act 1988: Public Service Management and Employment (Departmental Changes) Order (No. 2) 1996
Abolishing N/A
Administered Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Land Holding) Act 1985
Adoption of Children Act 1964
Child Care Act 1964
Child Care Act 1991
Children Services Act 1965
Children's Commissioner and Children's Services Appeals Tribunals Act 1996
Community Services (Aborigines) Act 1984
Community Services (Torres Strait) Act 1984
Disability Services Act 1992
Domestic Violence (Family Protection) Act 1989
Family Services Act 1987
Guide Dogs Act 1977
Intellectually Disabled Citizens Act 1985
Juvenile Justice Act 1992 (also administered by the Attorney General and Minister for Justice)
Land Act (Aboriginal and Islander Land Grants) Amendment Act 1982
Surrogate Parenthood Act 1988
Young Offenders (Interstate Transfer) Act 1987
Adoption of Children Act
Children's Services Act 1965





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Description
ESTABLISHMENT:
This agency was previously known - from 25 Jan 1996 to 26 Feb 1996 - as the Department of Family and Community Services, which superseded the Department of Family Services and Aboriginal and Islander Affairs. The title was changed to the Department of Families, Youth and Community Care on 26 February 1996 after the general state elections, when the Department underwent structural changes.

FUNCTIONS:
Ministerial responsibilities included a range of services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, neglected or abused children, juveniles in conflict with the law, people with disabilities, older people, the homeless, disadvantaged, families in crisis, etc.

ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE:
The Department's services were highly decentralised to effectively meet needs at a local level. It consisted of the Director-General, the Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, Youth Bureau, Division of Disability Services, Division of Community Services Development, Division of Protective Services and Juvenile Justice; also the Office of the Director General, Information Services and Finance and Organisational Services.

The regional structure was built around services to clients and aimed to allow the greatest possible flexibility so that services could be responsive to local needs. The five regions were Brisbane North, Brisbane South, South West Queensland, Central Queensland and North Queensland.

ABOLITION:
Following the State general elections on 17 Feb 2001, the Department's title was changed to the Department of Families.

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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID49, Department of Families, Youth and Community Care
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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