Series VPRS 12900
Committee Records
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Date Range: Series 1993 - 2013
  Series in Custody 1975 - 2013
  Contents 1975 - 2013
Public Access: Restricted
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
Agency which created this SeriesAgency which created this Series
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1993 - 2013 Joint Committee on Law Reform VA 3142
Agency currently responsible for this SeriesAgency currently responsible for this Series
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1993 - cont Legislative Assembly VA 2585
1993 - cont Legislative Council VA 471
Description of this SeriesDescription of this Series
  • How to use the Records
    ** Special Access Conditions **

    Although this series is available for public inspection, special access conditions apply. Parliamentary records are transferred to Public Record Office Victoria 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. The records have been transferred on the understanding that they remain the property of the Parliament of Victoria.

    Application to inspect the records should be made to the appropriate officer and written authorisation must be presented at the Public Record Office Victoria Reading Room before records can be made available for inspection.

  • Function / Content
    This series comprises the documentation collected or created by the Joint Committee on Law Reform (VA 3142) in the course of its activities.

    Most of the records in this series were created by the Committee in the course of the inquiries that it conducted. A range of documents was either created or collected by the Committee in the course of each inquiry. Although the range of documents captured during each inquiry will vary, the following broad categories of documents are common:

    General administrative records relating to particular inquiries such as the inquiry budget, memoranda, media releases, sub-committee minutes, etc.

    Background papers comprising copies of printed material, reports etc gathered by the Committee in the course of initial research into the matter to be investigated.

    Correspondence files relating to either the actual investigation or organisational aspects of the inquiry.

    Submissions tendered by individuals or organisations during the investigation stating their views on the issues concerned. Some submissions were also received in response to public hearings or issues in the final report.

    Transcripts of public hearings held and overseas visits made during the inquiry. Copies of the transcripts, which were forwarded to the various participants for amendments or corrections, are also included.

    Reports, including the final printed copy as presented to Parliament containing the Committee's findings.

    This series also includes some non-inquiry-based records such as minutes of meetings of the Committee, Executive Officer reports, Annual Reports and the Committee's overall budget.

  • Recordkeeping System
    The records of each inquiry have been arranged chronologically according to the year in which the inquiry was conducted. In order to achieve consistency, the records of each inquiry were boxed in the same sequence (ie, general records, background papers, correspondence files, submissions, transcripts, and reports).

    The non-inquiry records have been placed at the end of each consignment.

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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0001 1993 - 1999 Restricted 34
P0002 ? 1996 - ? 2002 Restricted 14
P0003 1977 - 2005 Restricted 27
P0004 1993 - 2005 Restricted 1
P0005 1997 - 2006 Restricted 12
P0006 2005 - 2006 Restricted 1
P0007 1994 - 2006 Restricted 2
P0008 1975 - 2009 Restricted 12
P0009 2007 - 2008 Restricted 1
P0010 2008 - 2010 Restricted 6
P0011 2012 - 2013 Restricted 6
P0012 2011 - 2013 Restricted 1
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