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Law subject guide: Australia & the Pacific

Australia and the Pacific

This page is for material from Australia and the Pacific, including legislation, case law, and law commission materials.

Australian State Laws

Pacific Islands

The key site for legislation and case law is now PACLII www.paclii.org, an initiative of the University of the South Pacific School of Law, with the assistance of AUSTLII and using the AUSTLII search engine.

See also the University of Waikato's Pacific Law Guide and the USP's Legal Research Guide.

The USPs Pacific Law Journal Index provides up-to-date keyword searching and browsing of references to legal articles about South Pacific island jurisdictions.

Ruth Bird has written Law of the Pacific Islands: A Guide to Web Based Resources (April 2002).

Peter Murgatroyd has written an Introduction to researching South Pacific Law 2008.

Australian legislation

Australian case law

Australian government & parliament

JADE Alert Services. High Court Australia

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Other Resources

General guides to Australian legal research

There are general guides to legal research in the Law Library at and around K79. Some of these are specifically for Australia, for example Sue Milne's Practical guide to legal research (Law K79 MM856).

Online guides will link you to other research material as well as to primary sources. Start with these ones: