Inquiry into Reforming the Law of Wills

Terms of Reference

Under the powers found in section 4F (1) (a) (ii) of the Parliamentary Committees Act 1968, the Governor in Council refers the following matter to the Law Reform Committee:

To enquire into and report to Parliament on the Draft Bill prepared in July 1991 in response to the recommendations of the Wills Working Party and in particular-

  1. the adequacy of the solutions it proposes to problems in the existing law relating to wills;
  2. its effect on wills made before it comes into operation if it is enacted; and
  3. the need for changes to the draft Bill to account for any developments in the law relating to wills since the Bill was prepared.

Under Section 4F (3) of the Parliamentary Committees Act 1968, the Governor in Council specifies the last day of the Autumn 1994 Parliamentary session as the date by which the Committee is required to make its final report to the Parliament on the matter.

Victoria Government Gazette, G1, 7 January 1993, page 52 (original terms of reference)
Victoria Government Gazette, G25, 1 July 1993, page 1772 (amendment of reference to Draft Bill)
Victoria Government Gazette, G47, 2 December 1993, page 3240 (extension of time to Autumn 1994 session)


Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 September 2011