Timeline - Legislation

2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2004
2003
2002
1997
1995
  • Guardianship Amendment Act 1995 introduced a presumption that parents who use violence should not have unsupervised access to their children. This amendment along with the principal act repealed by the Care of Children Act 2004 Legislation
  • Domestic Violence Act 1995 passed Legislation
1991
1989
1987
  • Review of the Children and Young Persons Bill (Report of the Working Party. Department of Social Welfare 1987) Legislation
  • Victims of Offences Act 1987 passed. Repealed by Victims' Rights Act 2002 Legislation
1984
1982
  • Domestic Protection Act 1982 passed. Repealed by Domestic Violence Act 1995 Legislation
1981
1980
1974
  • Children and Young Persons Act 1974 passed, replacing Child Welfare Act 1925. Repealed by Chilren, Young Persons and Their Families Act 1989 Legislation
1968
  • Guardianship Act 1968 passed. Repealed and replaced by the Care of Children Act 2004 Legislation
1925
  • Child Welfare Act 1925 passed (see Garlick, 2012, p.53). Repealed by Children and Young Persons Act 1974 Legislation
1882
  • Industrial Schools Act 1882 (see Watt, 2003, p.7) passed. Consolidated 1908 and repealed by Child Welfare Act 1925 Legislation
1867
  • Neglected and Criminal Children Act 1867 (see Watt, 2003, p.7) passed. Repealed by Industrial Schools Act 1882 Legislation