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Legislation

Legislation links (popular titles)

ComLaw provides links to the most requested items of Commonwealth legislation.

Attorney-General's Department

Acts and Legislation (ComLaw)

Provides a search facility for legal information. It contains full text of Commonwealth Acts, as well as Bills and Legislative Instruments (Regulations) and Gazettes in electronic form.

Attorney-General's Department

Best Practice Regulation Updates

Regulatory decisions announced, including regulation impact statements (RIS), the RIS assessments, and post-implementation reviews.

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Biosecurity legislation

New biosecurity legislation has been developed to enable better management of the risks of animal and plant pests and diseases entering Australia and potentially causing harm to people, the environment and the economy.

Department of Agriculture

Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act

Provides Links to downloads of the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act in various formats.

Attorney-General's Department

Documenting A Democracy - Australia's story

Tells the story of Australia through the documents which give our national, state and territory governments the right to govern. It exhibits and explains Australia's primary constitutional documents and traces the shaping of Australian democracy and citizenship.

National Archives of Australia

Explanatory memoranda index

Explanatory memorandum accompanies and provides an explanation of the content of the first reading of a Bill.

Parliament of Australia

Frequently asked questions about legislation and bills

Provides answers to frequently asked questions about legislation and bills.

Office of Parliamentary Counsel

Guides to Social Policy Law

The Guides aim to assist in understanding the associated law and its application and are intended to be used to assist with decision making.

Department of Social Services

Legislation – states and territories

Provides links to state and territory legislation sites.

Office of Best Practice Regulation

Promotes the effectiveness and efficiency of regulation.

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Social Services legislation

Information on the portfolio legislation, Administrative Arrangements Order list and the status of legislation currently before parliament.

Department of Social Services

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