Project No. 72
The Commission was asked to consider this matter because the State Intermediate Records Repository, where the records of these courts are retained, was nearing full capacity.
In 1978 the Commission was asked to consider and report on the law relating to the retention of records of Courts of Petty Sessions and Local Courts.
In 1981 and 1982 the Parliament passed the Local Courts Amendment Act 1981 (WA), Justices Act Amendment Act 1982 (WA) and District Court of Western Australia Amendment Act 1982 (WA). These implemented most of the Commission’s primary recommendations, however differed in the following ways:
No reference was made to the reason for these omissions in the Western Australian Parliamentary Debates. However, the differences are relatively minor and in some cases reflect current standard practice.
Last updated: 31-Jan-2017
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