AU WA A1954 - DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITIES

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Corporate body

Legal Status

Department

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Authorized form of name

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITIES

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Description identifier

AU WA A1954

Description area

Dates of existence

2017-07-01 -

History

Under the McGowan Government, a series of Machinery of Government changes were made to the public sector creating a number of new amalgamated departments.

The following agencies were consolidated on 1 July 2017: the Department for Child Protection and Family Support; the Department of Housing (including Housing Authority); the Disability Services Commission; the communities function of the Department of Local Government and Communities; the Regional Services Reform Unit; and the regional coordination and engagement function of the Department of Aboriginal Affairs.

The Department of Communities is tasked with delivering services to families and communities in need, particularly in regional and remote areas.

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Functions, occupations and activities

Mandates/sources of authority

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

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Related entity

AU WA A1775 - DEPARTMENT OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND COMMUNITIES (2013-07-01 - 2017-07-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A1775

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Preceding

Dates of the relationship

2013-07-01 - 2017-07-01

Description of relationship

Communities function transferred to new department.

Related entity

AU WA A1768 - DEPARTMENT FOR CHILD PROTECTION AND FAMILY SUPPORT (2013-08-23 - 2017-07-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A1768

Category of the relationship

Preceding

Dates of the relationship

2013-05-17 - 2017-07-01

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A1577 - DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING (2009-02-01 - 2017-07-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A1577

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Preceding

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null

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null

Related entity

AU WA A1772 - DISABILITY SERVICES COMMISSION (1993-12-16 -)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A1772

Category of the relationship

Superior

Dates of the relationship

2017-07-01 -

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Draft

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Archivist's notes