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AGLC4 referencing style: Legislation

This guide provides basic information on formatting references according to the Australian Guide to Legal Citation (4th ed.)

Legislation

Elements of an Act of Parliament

Example Casino Control Act 1991 (Vic) s 18
Element Title Year Jurisdiction Pinpoint
AGLC Rule 3.1.1 3.1.2 3.1.3 3.1.4 - 3.1.7

 

Legislation

Material Type

(AGLC Rule)

Footnote Example

Bibliography Example

Australian Constitutions

(Rule 3.6)

Australian Constitution s 22.

Australian Constitution

Statutes (Acts of Parliament)

(Rule 3.1)

Criminal Code Act Compilation Act 1913 (WA) s 5 ('Criminal Code'). 

[Subsequent citation]

Criminal Code (n1) s 8. 

Note: A short title may be given to a portion of an Act, a piece of delegated legislation or a Bill. The short title should be placed after the pinpoint to the relevant portion. See Rule 3.5.

Criminal Code Act Compilation Act 1913 (WA)

 

Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth) s 52.

Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth)

 

 Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Act 2005 (Cth) sch 2A item 3.

Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Act 2005 (Cth)

Bills

(Rule 3.2)

Criminal Investigation (Identifying People) Amendment Bill 2012 (WA) cl 3. Criminal Investigation (Identifying People) Amendment Bill 2012 (WA)

Delegated Legislation (rules, regulations, orders)

(Rule 3.4)

Criminal Procedure Regulations 2005 (WA) reg 6A.

Criminal Procedure Regulations 2005 (WA)

 

1 Supreme Court Rules 1971 (WA) ords 5, 6.

Note: For further details on abbreviations see AGLC guide, Table 3.4

Supreme Court Rules 1971 (Cth)

Explanatory Memoranda

(Rule 3.7)

Explanatory Memorandum, Conservation and Land Management Amendment Bill 2002 (WA). Explanatory Memorandum, Conservation and Land Management Amendment Bill 2002 (WA)

Gazettes

(Rule 3.9.1)

Western Australia, Western Australian Government Gazette, No 30, 28 February 2014, 526.

Western Australia, Western Australian Government Gazette, No 30, 28 February 2014

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