The Justice Legislation Amendment (Drug Court and Other Matters) Act 2020, s 44, which came into effect on 26 April 2021, amended the definition of previously settled causes of action as contained in s 27OA of the Act to:
“Previously settled causes of action means a cause of action to which this Division applies that was settled and given effect by a settlement agreement before 1 July 2018”.
Prior to these amendments, claimants were only able to apply to the court to set aside earlier deeds if their settlement deed was signed before 1 July 2015. That date has now been extended to 1 July 2018.
Source: Victorian legislation, [legislative amendment], accessed 4 May 2021.