Series VPRS 8822
Inquiry Files
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Date Range: Series 1982 - 1992
  Series in Custody 1982 - 1992
  Contents 1982 - 1992
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
1982 - 1992 Social Development Committee VA 3126
Agency currently responsible for this SeriesAgency currently responsible for this Series
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1982 - cont Legislative Assembly VA 2585
1982 - cont Legislative Council VA 471
Description of this SeriesDescription of this Series
  • How to use the 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 Victoria 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 the Public Record Office Victoria Search Rooms before records can be made available for inspection.

  • Function / Content
    This series comprises the documentation collected or created by the Social Development Committee VA 3126 in the course of inquiries into matters concerned with community development including how the lives of individuals, families and communities might be improved and the role of the Government in promoting the welfare of the people of the State.

    A range of documents was either created or collected by the Committee in the course of each inquiry. Although the range of documents created per inquiry will vary, the following broad categories of documents were generally created during all or most of them:-

    * 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 tended 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 issue of the final report.

    * Transcripts of public hearings which must be held as part of each 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 and recommendations and reports made by consultants to the Committee.

  • Recordkeeping System
    The records of each inquiry have been arranged chronologically according to the years in which these were conducted. In order to achieve consistency, the records within each inquiry were boxed in the same order as listed above (i.e background papers, correspondence files, submissions, transcripts and reports).

    For each individual inquiry, an attempt was made to establish a multiple number filing system covering all documentation generated during the inquiry. However, in all instances, the system was not fully implemented; many files were created which were not numbered even though their contents were identical in nature to those which were numbered. Despite this, the files have been physically arranged in file number order with unnumbered files placed in this sequence when appropriate.

    P2 Consignment

    The P2 consignment of this series consists of submissions, minutes and transcripts of evidence which were either submitted or conducted "In Confidence" or "In Camera". These items have been placed in a separate consignment to guard against inadvertent access.

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P0001 1982 - 1992 Restricted 119
P0002 1982 - 1992 Restricted 10
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