Series S2465 - SUBJECT FILES

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AU WA S2465




  • 1991-08-20 - 1993-02-16 (Creation)

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AU WA A1019 - HON. ERIC STEPHEN RIPPER MLA (1991-08-20 - 1993-02-16)

Administrative history

The Honourable Eric Stephen Ripper MLA became the Minister for Community Services; Disability Services on 20 August 1991 as part of the Lawrence Ministry. Following the reconstitution of the Ministry on 26 November 1992 he became Minister for The Family; Community Development; Youth Justice; Disability Services; and Leader of the House in the Legislative Assembly. The Minister maintained these portfolios until 16 February 1993.

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These subject files cover a wide range of issues relating to the Minister's various portfolios. The two major types of files contained within these series relate to either portfolio budget papers for the Departments controlled by the Minister or contentious issues briefing files.

The budget files within this series relate to funding allocated for community services and disability services, and include preparation files, proposal papers, relevant correspondence and other associated documents.

Contentious issues files contain briefing information for the Minister on issues such as juvenile crime, youth services, financial assistance, regional issues, surrogacy, and other matters of note that are related to the Minister's portfolios. These files have generally been compiled for the Minister's information and provide correspondence, media statements and policy documents relating to the various contentious issues concerned.

Other areas covered within the subject files include mailing lists for disability related contacts, election-related Ministerial records, such as policy documents, and other policy and budget-related papers.


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