AU WA A1202 - DEPARTMENT OF INDIGENOUS AFFAIRS

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Corporate body

Legal Status Text

Department

Authorized form of name

DEPARTMENT OF INDIGENOUS AFFAIRS

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Description identifier

AU WA A1202

Description area

Dates of existence

2001-07-01 - 2013-05-16

History

The Department of Indigenous Affairs' key objective is to improve the quality of life of the State Indigenous citizens - up to one third of whom live in isolated regional communities.

The Department has three core areas of business;


  • the management and protection of Aboriginal heritage and culture. The Department administers the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972 through processes such as the maintenance of the Register of Aboriginal Sites, supports the Aboriginal Cultural Material Committee and advises on heritage matters. The Department also provides and information service to assist Indigenous people gain access to family history information.


  • the management and transfer of Indigenous land. The Department supoorts the Aboriginal Lands Trust in the care, control and management of approximately 350 properties across Western Australia (which comprises 27 million hectares or 13% of the State).


  • the coordination of a whole-of-Government approach to Indigenous issues. The Department provides the lead role in the Indigenous Affairs portfolio and works at national, State, regional and local levels.

As well as an office in metropolitan Perth, the Department operates out of six major regional centres - Wheatbelt, Southern, Goldfields, Murchison/Gascoyne, Pilbara and Kimberley.

The Department of Indigenous Affairs was renamed the Department of Aboriginal Affairs on the 17th May 2013

Places

Functions, occupations and activities

Mandates/sources of authority

Creation: Public Sector Management Act 1994 (Section 35)

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General context

Relationships area

Related entity

AU WA A1767 - DEPARTMENT OF ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS [2] (2013-05-17 - 2017-07-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A1767

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Succeeding

Dates of the relationship

2013-05-17 -

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Related entity

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

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AU WA A49

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Preceding

Dates of the relationship

2001-07-01 -

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Related entity

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

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AU WA A63

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Preceding

Dates of the relationship

1926-01-01 -

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Related entity

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

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AU WA A64

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Preceding

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1920-01-01 -

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

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AU WA A65

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Preceding

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1920-01-01 -

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

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AU WA A66

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Preceding

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1909-01-01 -

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

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A67

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Preceding

Dates of the relationship

1898-04-01 -

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Related entity

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

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AU WA A47

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Preceding

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-

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Related entity

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

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AU WA A48

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Preceding

Dates of the relationship

-

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Related entity

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

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AU WA A797

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Preceding

Dates of the relationship

2001-07-01 -

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Related entity

AU WA A1200 - ABORIGINES PROTECTION BOARD (1886-01-01 - 1898-04-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A1200

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Preceding

Dates of the relationship

2001-07-01 -

Description of relationship

Related unit of description

Series S1691 - FILES - PERSONAL (STAFF) [1]

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Controlling

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-

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Final

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