Type of entity
Legal Status Text
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Dates of existence
On 1 February 2006, the Department of Justice was abolished. The functions of the department passed to two newly formed departments: the Department of the Attorney General and the Department of Corrective Services.
The Department of Corrective Services took over the functions encompassing: Community and Juvenile Justice; and the Prison system.
Under the McGowan Government, the Department of Corrective Services was merged with the Department of the Attorney General on 1 July 2017 to become the Department of Justice.