Series S947 - FILES - GENERAL

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AU WA S947




  • 1983-01-01 - 1992-02-01 (Creation)

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AU WA A490 - OFFICE OF THE FAMILY (1988-11-01 - 1993-03-31)

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The purpose of the organisation was to provide a focus for the development and implementation of policies which support and strengthen family life. The Office conducted research into aspects of family life, implemented special family programs such as Marriage Education, WA Family Fellowship etc, produced publications such as the Directory of Parent Support Services (WA).

The Western Australian Family Foundation was launched in August 1988 to give support to families and strengthen links which bind us as a community. It was located within the Office of the Family. Its main focus was to provide grants of up to $2000 for community groups.

The Domestic Violence Policy and Research Unit was established within the Office of the Family in 1990 - 1991 and from September 1990 responsibility for youth policy was transferred to the Office from the Youth Affairs Bureau.

The Office of the Family was abolished in March 1993. Its functions were taken over by what is now the Department for Community Development.

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AU WA A491 - YOUTH AFFAIRS BUREAU (1985-06-01 - 1990-09-27)

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The Bureau was established in June 1985 in line with the recommendations of the Report of the Youth Task Force. Its brief was to advise the Minister for Youth on issues affecting young peoiple. It operated as a sub-department within the Department for Community Services until 3 August 1989 when it became an autonomous department within the terms of the Financial Administration and Audit Act (1985). From the 27 September 1990 the Youth Affairs Bureau was abolished and its functions transferred to the Office of the Family.

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In 1978 the Community Recreation Council became the Department of Youth, Sport and Recreation. Its objectives were to encourage participation in recreation, assist in provision of recreational facilities and sponsor and promote programmes for leaders, coaches etc, and to facilitate cooperation between government and non-government organisations. The Department's other objectives were to provide a service to youth and youth-related organisations providing a community development programme for young people and their families, assist in development of voluntary youth agencies, assist in cooperation of government and non-government agencies to improve communication with young people, parents, etc. In 1983 the Youth Task Force recommended the formation of the Youth Affairs Bureau which came into being in 1985 and consequently the Department became athe Department for Sport and Recreation.

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General administrative files of the Youth Affairs Bureau reflecting the Bureau's policies for youth activities. Includes reports of Youth Affairs Conferences, youth training issues, rural youth policies, administration of grants to youth organisations, ministerial correspondence and various youth policy committees. The series includes papers which pre-date the formation of the Bureau.


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