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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  PacLII

For regional resources, including journals, law reform, and research guides try the Pacific Legal Gateway

These articles about finding Pacific Law are useful.

Ruth Bird has written Law of the Pacific Islands: A Guide to Web Based Resources (April 2005).

Peter Murgatroyd has written an Introduction to researching South Pacific Law 2019.

Also search online for Pacific Law guides produced by other University Libraries in Australasia.

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: