The Infant Life Protection Act 1915, No. 2670, sought to consolidate the Victorian laws relating to the protection of infant life (namely, the Infant Life Protection Acts of 1890 and 1907). It was a re-enactment of the Infant Life Protection Act 1907.
The long title is 'An Act to consolidate the Law relating to the protection of Infant Life and for other purposes.' It repealed the Infant Life Protection Act 1890, No.1198 and the Infant Life Protection Act 1907, No. 2102. It was amended by Act No. 2773, Act No. 2858, Act No. 3351 and Act No. 3605. It was repealed by the Children's Welfare Act 1928, No. 3654.
1891 - 1915 Infant Life Protection Act 1890
1915 - 1929 Infant Life Protection Act 1915
1929 - 1955 Children's Welfare Act 1928
1955 - 1959 Children's Welfare Act 1954
1959 - 1971 Children's Welfare Act 1958
1971 - 1978 Social Welfare Act 1970
1979 - 1983 Community Welfare Services Act 1978
1987 - Community Services Act 1987
Sources used to compile this entry: 'Victoria: Legislation', in To remove and protect: laws that changed Aboriginal lives, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, 2008, https://aiatsis.gov.au/collection/featured-collections/remove-and-protect; Jaggs, Donella, Neglected and criminal: foundations of child welfare legislation in Victoria, Centre for Youth and Community Studies, Phillip Institute of Technology, Melbourne, 1986; Law Research Service, Melbourne Law School, Law Library, The University of Melbourne. 'Find and Connect Project - Victoria Legislation', 13 December 2013, held in the project files at the University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre.
Prepared by: Nell Musgrove
Created: 17 September 2009, Last modified: 22 December 2015