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Victoria - Legislation

Children's Maintenance Act 1924 (1924 - 1929)

Amending Act

The Children's Maintenance Act 1924 (Act no. 3376) is an amendment of the Children's Maintenance Act 1919. It introduces the definition of child as "any person,(whether born in lawful wedlock or not) under the maximum age provided under the Education Acts" currently in force for a school-aged child. It also deals with the administration of maintenance payments made to the mother of the child in case of her death. Upon her death, the child becomes a ward of the Department and the maintenance payments are stopped. The Act also deals with the liability of the father regarding the payment of maintenance. The Children's Maintenance Act 1924 was repealed by the Maintenance Act 1928 (No. 3722) on 18 December 1929.


 1924 - 1929 Children's Maintenance Act 1924
       1958 Maintenance (Consolidation) Act 1957

Sources used to compile this entry: 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: Christine Moje