Key case law and legislation on your assessment topic can be identified via relevant dictionaries or encyclopedias, for example:
You'll find more resources on Case Law and Legislation in the Law Library Guide
Case law is an important primary source in legal research. It refers to the decisions made by the courts which can both establish and refine legislative law. Case law is also referred to as “common law”.
Use an abbreviations guide to find out the full title of law the report series:
Then search for the law report series in Primo Search. If the library subscribes to the report series, follow the link to view online and navigate to the correct volume.
Legislation is law made by Parliament and comprises:
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.
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