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Law: Community law & culture


Legal encyclopaedias summarise aspects of the law, giving you an overview and pointing to important legislation and cases (primary sources).

Laws of Australia (Westlaw)

Halsbury's Laws of Australia (Lexis)


Journal articles are a secondary resource useful for analyses and opinions on legal issues. Below are some of the subject specific journals for Community Law & Culture.  Remember, the Journal Databases listed in the Secondary Resources tab are a great place to start your search.


Dispute Resolution

Local Government

Law reports and case citators

Don't forget to use case citators when available, they are important research tools for finding cases by topic. They will provide references and links to reported and unreported judgments and also indicate relationships between cases, helping determine their precedent value.

Online resources


There are a number of Journal databases in the CSU collection that may assist you with background knowledge for this subject.  Some that may be useful include:

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