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Referencing and assignment writing: Citing Legislation

Citing Legislation

Legislation

Chicago manual of style. 15th ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003 does not  include how to cite Australian Legislation hence 
Stuhmcke, Annita Legal referencing. 2nd ed. Sydney: Butterworths, 2001 has been used in the creation of the legislation section of this guide.

Statutes

  • note number
  • Short title
  • Year 
  • (Jurisdiction) ie. (Cth), (ACT), (NSW), (NT), (Qld), (SA), (Tas), (Vic), (WA)
    If applicable
  • Section or Sections eg. s 63 or ss 63-54

7Boundary Fences Act 1908 (Tas) s 8

8Airports Act 1996 (Cth) ss 2-4

 

Statute accessed from a website

When legislation is accessed from the web  include the URL  enclosed in <> and the date that the legislation was accessed enclosed in  ( ) as shown below.

 8Building Act 2000 (Tas) s 37 <http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/tas/consol_act/ba200091/s37.html> (3 December 2004)

 

Style manual

The referencing recommendations in this guide are based on the Chicago manual of style. 15th ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003. Please refer to Chapters 16 and 17 of that manual for further examples.

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