AU WA A1767 - DEPARTMENT OF ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS [2]

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Legal Status Text

Department

Authorized form of name

DEPARTMENT OF ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS [2]

Other form(s) of name

Description identifier

AU WA A1767

Description area

Dates of existence

2013-05-17 - 2017-07-01

History

The Department of Aboriginal Affairs (formerly Indigenous Affairs) was renamed to more accurately reflect the identity of Aboriginal people in Western Australia.

The Department was responsible for the development of policy, planning, and improved delivery of service to Aboriginal people, and promoting reconciliation and respect for Aboriginal history, heritage and culture. In addition, the Department managed places of significance to Aboriginal people in Western Australia, as well as the Aboriginal Lands Trust estate.

Following a change of Government and Machinery of Government restructure of the Western Australian public sector, effective from 1 July 2017, the functions of the Department were transferred to: the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage; the Department of Communities; the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries; and the Department of the Premier and Cabinet.

Places

Functions, occupations and activities

Mandates/sources of authority

Creation: The Public Sector Management Act 1994 section 35(1)(d)

Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Related entity

AU WA A1202 - DEPARTMENT OF INDIGENOUS AFFAIRS (2001-07-01 - 2013-05-16)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A1202

Category of the relationship

Preceding

Dates of the relationship

2013-05-17 -

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A797 - ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT (1994-11-01 - 2001-06-30)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A797

Category of the relationship

Preceding

Dates of the relationship

2001-06-30 -

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A64 - DEPARTMENT OF THE NORTH WEST [1] (1920-01-01 - 1926-01-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A64

Category of the relationship

Preceding

Dates of the relationship

-

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A65 - FISHERIES DEPARTMENT [2] (1920-01-01 - 1964-09-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A65

Category of the relationship

Preceding

Dates of the relationship

-

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A66 - DEPARTMENT OF ABORIGINES AND FISHERIES (1909-01-01 - 1920-01-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A66

Category of the relationship

Preceding

Dates of the relationship

-

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A63 - ABORIGINES DEPARTMENT [2] (1926-01-01 - 1936-01-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A63

Category of the relationship

Preceding

Dates of the relationship

-

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A67 - ABORIGINES DEPARTMENT [1] (1898-04-01 - 1908-12-31)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A67

Category of the relationship

Preceding

Dates of the relationship

-

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A49 - ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS PLANNING AUTHORITY (1972-06-16 - 1994-10-31)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A49

Category of the relationship

Preceding

Dates of the relationship

-

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A47 - DEPARTMENT OF NATIVE AFFAIRS (1936-01-01 - 1954-12-31)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A47

Category of the relationship

Preceding

Dates of the relationship

-

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A48 - DEPARTMENT OF NATIVE WELFARE (1955-01-01 - 1972-06-16)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A48

Category of the relationship

Preceding

Dates of the relationship

-

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A1937 - DEPARTMENT OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT, SPORT AND CULTURAL INDUSTRIES (2017-07-01 -)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A1937

Category of the relationship

Succeeding

Dates of the relationship

2017-07-01

Description of relationship

The Department of Aboriginal Affairs' Aboriginal History Research Unit was transferred to the new department.

Related entity

AU WA A1217 - DEPARTMENT OF PREMIER AND CABINET [2] (2001-07-01 -)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A1217

Category of the relationship

Succeeding

Dates of the relationship

2017-07-01

Description of relationship

The Department of Premier and Cabinet assumed responsibility for Aboriginal Affairs policy.

Related entity

AU WA A1936 - DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING, LANDS AND HERITAGE (2017-07-01 -)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A1936

Category of the relationship

Succeeding

Dates of the relationship

2017-07-01

Description of relationship

Aboriginal Lands Trust responsibilities and heritage functions transferred to new Department.

Related entity

AU WA A1954 - DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITIES (2017-07-01 -)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A1954

Category of the relationship

Succeeding

Dates of the relationship

2017-07-01

Description of relationship

Regional coordination and engagement component transferred to new Department.

Control area

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Final

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Sources

Archivist's notes