With the Maintenance Act 1968 (Act no. 20, 1968), the Commonwealth introduced a comprehensive law relating to the maintenance of spouse and children. The Maintenance Ordinance 1968 was notified in the Commonwealth Gazette on 30 September 1968 (Cwlth Gaz 1968 No 80), becoming effective on 1 January 1969. It was repealed by by Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1999 A1999-66 on 10 November 1999.
This ordinance became an ACT Act on 11 May 1989.
1941 - 1969 Deserted Wives and Children Ordinance 1941
1969 - 1999 Maintenance Act 1968
Sources used to compile this entry: Law Research Service, Melbourne Law School, Law Library, The University of Melbourne. 'Find and Connect Project - Northern Territory Legislation', 1 February 2013, held in the project files at the University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre.
Prepared by: Christine Moje
Created: 20 December 2013, Last modified: 21 October 2014