Article type: Original Research

PUBLISHED 1 January 1983

Volume 8 Issue 4

The New South Wales Community Welfare Act 1982 and Foster Parents

Richard Chisholm

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Richard Chisholm


1 University of New South Wales

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The Community Welfare Act 1982 was passed by the New South Wales Parliament and received Royal Assent on 25 May 1982. However, it is not yet in force: the Act itself provides that it will come into force on a day appointed by the Governor and notified by proclamation. This means it can come into force when the government decides that it should. It is possible for parts of it to be brought into force at different times.

The Act is long and complex. Rather than attempt a general overview of it, this paper will consider what the Act says on issues of special concern to foster parents.

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