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Legal Sources

Legal Sources can include Legislation, Acts, Bills or Legal Cases. 

 

Examples

Legislation

In-text reference

The Criminal Code Act 1899 (Qld) is ...

Name of Act and Year (in italics) Jurisdiction bracketed and abbreviated, example (Qld) (Vic) Commonwealth: (Cth)

References

Criminal Code Act 1899 (Qld)

Broadcasting Services Act 1992 (Cth)

Pharmacy and Poisons Act 1952 (UK)

If your source was not the actual act, include the full details of the source.

Bills

Bills

Bills should appear in the same format as legislation; however, they are not italicised.

In-text Citation

The Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 (Cth) provides that ...

References

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 (Cth). Available from https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r6407 

Legal Cases

Case Law

In-Text Citation

Minister for Immigration and Border Protection v Kumar (2017) established ...

References

Minister for Immigration and Border Protection v Kumar (2017) 260 CLR 367 (Austl.). https://eresources.hcourt.gov.au/showCase/2017/HCA/11

 

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