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Victoria - Legislation

Maintenance (Consolidation) Act 1957 (1958)

Amending Act

The Maintenance (Consolidation) Act 1957 (No. 6116) amends the Maintenance Act 1928 (No. 3722). It consolidated the law for the maintenance of wives and children, confinement expenses and financial support of persons whose relatives reside in another Australian state or in the Commonwealth, and New Zealand. The act also deals with enforcement of maintenance orders originating in England, her dominion and protectorates and other countries. This legislation repeals "Inter-State Destitute Persons Relief Act 1915 No. 2673", "Children's Maintenance Act 1919 No. 3001", "Marriage (Maintenance) Act 1919 No. 3010", "Inter-State Destitute Persons Relief Act 1921 No. 3140", "Children's Maintenance Act 1924 No. 3376" and "Maintenance Orders (Facilities for Enforcement) Act 1925 No. 3397".

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