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Attachment of moneys deposited with building societies and credit unions    

Reference received: 8 December 1983

This reference is part of the Community Law Reform Program


Report 46: Attachment of Moneys Deposited With Building Societies and Credit Unions [PDF, 443Kb], December 1985

Tabled in parliament: 20 February 1986

Legislative action: District Court (Garnishee Proceedings) Amendment Act 1987Local Courts (Civil Claims (Garnishee Proceedings) Amendment Act 1987​ 

​Terms of reference

To inquire into and report on:

  1. Whether the law relating to the garnishment and attachment of debts may or should apply to money deposited with a building society or a credit union, and in particular without limiting the foregoing, whether proceedings by way of garnishment or attachment or both may or should apply to:
  • ​deposit accounts, and
  • withdrawable share capital, and withdrawable share accounts with building societies and credit unions.