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Engineering: Engineering resources

Standards and Guidelines

Specialised Engineering Resources

Downloading Standards

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Legislation is law made by Parliament and comprises:

  • Acts (also called statutes)
  • Subordinate or delegated legislation (including regulations, rules, by-laws, ordinances, orders and legislative instruments)

Finding legislation from a citation

1. Determine the jurisdiction - indicated at the end of the citation in brackets.  For example, Mental Health Act 2007 (NSW) is an Act from the NSW Parliament.

2. Find the legislation online - go to the database for the relevant jurisdiction (See Australian Legislation by Jurisdiction below). There will be options to browse by legislation type, such as Bill, Act, Delegated Legislation and so on.