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Legislation

Legislation links (popular titles)

The ComLaw page has links to the most requested items of legislation.

Attorney-General's Department

Acts and Legislation (ComLaw)

The ComLaw site 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. It does not provide access to State Legislation or Commonwealth and State Case Law Databases.

Attorney-General's Department

Biosecurity legislation

A new biosecurity legislation has been developed on behalf of the Australian Government. The Biosecurity Bill 2012 and Inspector-General of Biosecurity Bill replaces the century-old Quarantine Act 1908. This legislation is designed to enable us to better manage the risks of animal and plant pests and diseases entering, establishing, spreading in Australia and potentially causing harm to people, the environment and the economy.

Department of Agriculture

Commonwealth Acts

The ComLaw site provides a search facility for legal information. ComLaw contains Commonwealth Acts, as well as other documents such as Bills and Legislative Instruments (Regulations), in electronic form. ComLaw does not provide access to State Legislation or Commonwealth and State Case Law Databases. A Quick Reference Guide is available to guide you through the form and functions of the site under the Help tab.

Attorney-General's Department

Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act

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

Attorney-General's Department

Commonwealth regulations

Provides a search facility for legal information. ComLaw contains Commonwealth Acts, as well as other documents such as Bills and Legislative Instruments (Regulations), in electronic form. A Quick Reference Guide is available to guide you through the form and functions of the site under the Help tab.

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 for New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia and the Commonwealth and traces through these documents 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. A bill is a proposal for a law or a change to an existing law. A bill becomes law (an Act) when agreed to in identical form by both houses of Parliament and assented to by the Governor-General.

Parliament of Australia

Frequently asked questions about legislation and bills

Provides answers to frequently asked questions about legislation and bills.

Office of Parliamentary Counsel

Legislation

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

Department of Social Services

Social security and family assistance legislation and policy guides

This site contains the Guide to Social Security Law, the Family Assistance Guide and the social security and family assistance Legislation.

Department of Social Services

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