Inquiry into Warrant Powers and Procedures

Terms of Reference

Referred by the Governor in Council on 3 June 2003.

The Governor in Council, under section 12 of the Parliamentary Committees Act 2003, requests that the Law Reform Committee of Parliament inquire into, consider and report to Parliament on:

  1. Victoria's existing warrant powers and procedures, including arrest warrants, warrants to seize property and search warrants; and
  2. whether the existing laws should be amended, and in what way, having particular regard to the need to promote fairness, consistency and efficiency.

The Committee is required to report to Parliament by 31 March 2004*.

*The reporting date for this Inquiry has been extended. The Committee is now required to report to Parliament by the 31 October 2005.

Last Updated on Sunday, 14 November 2010