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Agency ID10591
TitleChildren's Court, Springsure
Agency TypeMagistrates Court
Start Date 19/11/1907
End Date 30/6/1991
Date NotesN/A

Magistrates Court set up to deal with children under the age of 17.

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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
19Department of Justice (I) 19/11/1907 7/12/1989
33Department of Justice and Corrective Services 7/12/1989 11/4/1991
100Department of Justice (II) 11/4/1991 30/6/1991
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Agency IDTitleRelationship
792Court of Petty Sessions, SpringsureMagistrates Court
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Information Sources

Queensland Government Gazette, 1991, Vol. CCXCVII, No. 64, p.986
Queensland Parliamentary Papers, 1990-91, Vol. VII, 94, p.34
Centenary of Care for Children, Department of Children's Services, n.d., pp.10, 18
Australian Courts and Administrative Tribunals, Thomas Fry, University of Queensland, 1946, pp. 118-19
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Establishing Children's Court Act 1907
Abolishing N/A
Administered N/A
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Under the "Children's Court Act of 1907" (assented 19 November 1907), all Courts of Petty Sessions were constituted as Children's Courts where a person under 17 years was brought before the court. With the transfer of jurisdiction from Courts of Petty Sessions to Magistrates Courts in 1965, Magistrates Courts were then similarly constituted as Children's Courts for hearing cases of persons under 17 years.

Children's Courts were empowered to hear charges against children, examine witnesses, and if necessary convict or admonish, commit for trial elsewhere and order damages or costs.

The introduction of the "Children's Services Act 1965", provided for operation of Children's Courts, formerly constituted under the Children's Court Act. The Children's Services Act was administered by the Department of Children's Services.

Along with a number of other Magistrates Courts, the Magistrates Court at Springsure (and thus the Children's Court) was abolished on 30 June 1991.

Minister of Justice 19 Nov 1907 - 18 Feb 1908
Attorney General 18 Feb 1908 - 22 Oct 1919
Minister of Justice 22 Oct 1919 - 7 Apr 1920
Attorney General 7 Apr 1920 - 14 Nov 1957
Minister for Justice and Attorney General 14 Nov 1957 - 31 Aug 1989
Minister for Justice 31 Aug 1989 - 25 Sep 1989
Minister for Justice and Minister for Corrective Services 25 Sep 1989 - 30 Jun 1991
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Queensland State Archives Agency ID10591, Children's Court, Springsure
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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