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Establishment and Function
In the report of the Select Committee appointed to consider and report upon the question of the Consolidation of the Laws a recommendation was made that a Committee be established to deal with anomalies in the law and make recommendations as to statutory amendments. The Committee was to be called the Statute Law Revision Committee and was to be appointed at the commencement of every Session. It was to be a joint Committee consisting of six members from each House (Council and Assembly). The recommendation was adopted by the Legislative Assembly (VA 2585) on 16 June 1915, together with a recommendation that the existing Select Committee continue as the Statute Law Revision Committee for the duration of the Session.
On 28 December 1916 an Act was passed creating the mechanisms for appointment of a Statute Law Revision Committee and its role is framed in the Constitution Amendment Act 1928.
The Statute Law Revision Committee has existed since 1916 and continues to contribute to the body of statutory law in Victoria. The function had also been exercised previously though not as a Committee function (see Statute Law Revision Act 1886).
Location of Records
** Special Access Conditions **
Although records transferred from this agency are available for public inspection, special access conditions apply. The records have been transferred to the Public Record Office on the understanding that they remain the property of the Parliament of Victoria. Parliamentary records are transferred on condition that all requests for access will be referred to the Clerk of the Legislative Council/Legislative Assembly as appropriate, for determination in each case.
Application to inspect the records should be made to the appropriate officer and written authorisation must be presented at Public Record Office Search Rooms before records can be made available for inspection.