Series VPRS 8841
Inquiry Files
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Date Range: Series 1982 - 1992
  Series in Custody 1982 - 1992
  Contents 1971 - 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 Legal and Constitutional Committee VA 3141
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 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 Reading Room before records can be made available for inspection.

  • Function / Content
    This series comprises the documentation collected or created by the Legal and Constitutional Committee (VA 3141) in the course of inquiries held on issues concerned with legal, constitutional or parliamentary reform, the administration of justice and subordinate legislation.

    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:

    Background papers comprising copies of printed material, reports etc gathered by the Committee in the course of initial research about the body to be reviewed.

    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 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 for the Committee.

    This series also contains reports and associated documentation relating to the Committee's role in the review of subordinate legislation. These are mostly located in the P3 consignment. Some of these records also contain documents which predate the establishment of the Legal and Constitutional Committee.

    The P3 consignment also contains minutes of meetings for both the full committee and the Subordinate Legislation Sub-Committee. As matters under discussion in these minutes are almost exclusively inquires or subordinate legislation reviews, they were included in this series.

  • 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).

    P2 and P4 Consignments

    The P2 and P4 consignments 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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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0001 1982 - 1992 Restricted 34
P0002 1986 - 1992 Restricted 7
P0003 1971 - 1992 Restricted 49
P0004 1986 - 1992 Restricted 1
P0005 1982 - 1992 Restricted 8
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