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Legislation | AGLC4

Statutes (Acts of Parliament)

Footnotes

Rule
Title Year (Jurisdiction) Pinpoint

Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) sch 2.

Crimes at Sea Act 1999 (Vic). sch 1 cl 2.

Gambling Regulation Act 2003 (Vic) s 3.2.1

Notes

See Rule 3.1 in the Australian Guide to Legal Citation 4th Edition.

For Acts, the details which must be included are:

  • Title of the Act - Use short title and italicize.
  • Year - Put in italics.
  • Jurisdiction - Use abbreviation and round brackets.
  • Pinpoint - Identify the particular section, paragraph, part, schedule, etc. (See AGLC Rule 3.1.4 for the appropriate abbreviations for pinpoint references to Acts.)

Bills

Bills should be cited in the same manner as Acts, except that the title and year of the Bill should not be italicised. 'Clause' and 'sub-clause' are typically the appropriate pinpoint designations.

        Corporations Amendment (Crowd-Sourced Funding) Bill 2015 (Cth).

        Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009 (Cth) cl 83.

Explanatory Materials

Rule
        Explanatory Memorandum/Notes/Statement, Bill Citation Pinpoint

      Explanatory Memorandum, Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Bill 2006 (Vic).

      Explanatory Notes, Adoption Bill 2009 (Qld) 5-6, 29.

      Explanatory Statement, Human Rights Bill 2003 (ACT) 3.

Delegated legislation (such as Regulations)

Footnotes

Rule
Title Year (Jurisdiction) Pinpoint

High Court Rules 2004 (Cth) r 42.02.2.

Heritage Regulation 2006 (ACT) reg 5(1).

Notes

See Rule 3.4 in the Australian Guide to Legal Citation 4th Edition.

Citation of delegated legislation should follow the same style as for primary legislation (Rule 3.1.4)

  • Title of the Regulation - Put in italics.
  • Year - Put in italics.
  • Jurisdiction - Use abbreviation and round brackets.
  • Pinpoint - Identify the particular section, paragraph, part, schedule, etc. (See AGLC Rule 3.1.4 as well as the additional pinpoint reference abbreviations for delegated legislation in Rule 3.4).

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