The Age of Majority Act 1973 also known by its full title 'An Act to amend the law relating to the age of majority and to the time when a particular age is attained, to provide for matters incidental thereto, and to amend certain enactments' (Act no. 47/1973) makes changes to the age at which a person is considered to be an adult under the law to include people between the ages of 18 and 21.
This amendment had a wide ranging impact on multiple pieces of legislation, including:
Sources used to compile this entry: Law Research Service, Melbourne Law School, Law Library, The University of Melbourne. 'Find and Connect Project - Tasmanian Legislation', 20 January 2014, held in the project files at the University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre.
Prepared by: Elizabeth Daniels
Created: 6 February 2015, Last modified: 22 April 2016