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Legal Referencing

AGLC4 Part II: Domestic Sources - 3.1 Statutes (Acts of Parliament)

3.1 Legislation, Statutes (Acts of Parliament)

Example

Sentencing Act 1991 (Vic) s 3 .

Element

Title Year Jurisdiction Pinpoint Full stop

Rule

3.1.1 3.1.2 3.1.3 3.1.4-3.1.7 1.1.4

 

Other Examples:

Legislation Citation:

Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 (Vic).

Pinpoint:

Crimes Act 1958 (Vic) s 319.

Pinpoint:

Australian Federal Police Act 1979 (Cth) s 14B(2).

Melbourne University Law Review Association,  Australian Guide to Legal Citation (Melbourne University Law Review Association, 4th ed, 2018) 67.


AGLC4 Part II: Domestic Sources - 3.2 Bills

3.2 Bills (cite in the same way as Acts, except title and year are not italicised)

Example

Climate Change Bill 2010 (Vic) s 8 .

Element

Title Year Jurisdiction Pinpoint Full stop

Rule

3.1.1 3.1.2 3.1.3 3.1.4-3.1.7 1.1.4

 

Other Examples:

Bill Citation:

Children, Youth and Young Families Bill 2005 (Vic).

Pinpoint:

Chemical Trespass Bill 2010 (Tas) cl 5.

Melbourne University Law Review Association, Australian Guide to Legal Citation (Melbourne University Law Review Association, 4th ed, 2018) 74.