Agency VA 2623
Victorian Coal Miners' Accidents Relief Board
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Date Range: 1909 - 1987
 
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Establishment and Function

The Coal Mines Regulation Act 1909 made provision for the establishment of an Accidents Relief Board to administer the Coal Miners' Accidents Relief Fund. The purpose of the fund was to grant allowances to miners and their families if an accident occurred and a miner was killed or disabled whilst employed at a mine. The Fund received revenue from employees' contributions, mine owner contributions and the Treasury which matched the owners' contribution.

The Board's responsibilities were to approve claims, invest money and to take legal action to recover outstanding amounts.

In 1983 responsibility for the Board was assumed by the Treasurer (VRG 23) from the Minister for Minerals and Energy (VRG 47). In 1987 the Board was dissolved.

Location of Records

Only a few records have been transferred to the Public Record Office.

 
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? 1920 - ? 1964 Regulations Relating to Coal Miners' Accident Relief VPRS 6780 North Melbourne Open
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1909 - 1977 Mines Department (also known as Department of Mines and Mining Department) VA 612
1972 - 1983 Department of Minerals and Energy VA 611
1983 - 1987 Department of Management and Budget VA 1022
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1909 - 1977 Mines VRG 30
1976 - 1983 Minerals and Energy VRG 47
1983 - 1987 Treasurer VRG 23