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Reference received: 5 May 1995
Note: This was a joint project conducted by the National Committee for Uniform Succession Laws with all States and Territories under the direction of the Queensland Law Reform Commission.
Report 85: Uniform Succession Laws: The Laws of Wills [PDF, 544Kb], April 1998
Tabled in parliament: 30 June 1998
Report 85 legislative action: Succession Bill 2006 (NSW); Wills Amendment Bill 2006 (WA); Succession Amendment Act 2006 (Qld); Wills Act 2000 (NT)
Note: The Report of the National Committee on The Law of Wills has also been published, with some modification, by the Queensland Law Reform Commission, Report 52
Report 85 judicial citation: Estate of Scott  NSWSC 465 , 
[Also published by the Queensland Law Reform Commission, WP 46]
Report 110: Uniform Succession Laws: Family Provision [PDF, 330Kb], May 2005
Tabled in parliament: 18 October 2005
NSW Law Reform Commission Media Release - Commission support uniform laws on family provision (26 July 2005)
Note: The National Committee's Report and Supplementary Report on Family Provision have been published by the Queensland Law Reform Commission, Miscellaneous Paper 28, December 1997 and Report 58, July 2004
Report 110 legislative action: Succession Amendment (Family Provision) Act 2008 (NSW)
Report 110 judicial citation: Stern v Sekers  NSWSC 59 ; Hitchcock v Pratt NSWSC 1508 ; Aubrey v Kain  NSWSC 15 ; Wardy v Salier  NSWSC 473 
Issues Paper 11: Uniform Succession Laws: Family Provision , February 1996.
[Also published by the Queensland Law Reform Commission, WP 47]
Issues Paper 11 judicial citation: Stiles v Joseph (NSW SC, No 4213/93, Master Macready, 16 December 1996, unreported), 16
Report 124: Uniform Succession Laws: Administration of Estates of Deceased Persons [PDF, 1Mb], December 2009
Tabled in parliament: 16 February 2010
The National Committee's Report on the Administration of Estates by Deceased Persons has been published by the Queensland Law Reform Commisssion, Report 65, April 2009
Discussion Paper 42: Uniform Succession Laws: Administration of Estates of Deceased Persons, October 1999.
The Discussion Paper by the National Committee on the Administration of Estates of Deceased Persons has also been published, in different format, by the Queensland Law Reform Commission, MP 37 (June 1999)
Issues Paper 21: Uniform Succession Laws: Recognition of interstate and foreign grants of probate and letters of administration , May 2002
A more detailed discussion paper on the Recognition of interstate and Foreign Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration has been published by the Queensland Law Reform Commission, WP 55 (December 2001)
Report 116: Uniform Succession Laws, Intestacy [PDF, 1Mb], April 2007
Tabled in parliament: 5 June 2009
Report 116 judicial citation: Public Trustee v O'Donnell  SASC 181 ; Gundy v Eatts  QSC 297 
Report 116 legislative action: Succession Amendment (Intestacy) Act 2009 (NSW)
NSW Law Reform Commission Media Release - Where there's a will...(14 March 2006)
Issues Paper 26: Uniform Succession Laws: Intestacy [PDF, 586Kb], April 2005
To inquire into and report on the existing law and procedure relating to succession and to recommend and draft a model State and Territories law on succession.
In undertaking this inquiry the Commission is to consult with the Queensland Law Reform Commission which has accepted responsibility for the coordination of a uniform succession laws project.
Note: See previous references:
Reference 11: Testator's family maintenance
Reference 47: Wills: execution and revocation
Reference 67: Wills for persons lacking will-making capacity