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Making laws

An information sheet on how laws are made and the parliamentary process produced  by the Australian Parliament.

Government and Law Making

A streamed video providing an overview of Parliament, how it functions and what it represents [22 min].

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Bills

The South Australian Parliament explains how Bills are introduced.

Bills Digests (Parliamentary Library - Cth)

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Legislation databases

South Australian Government Gazette

The Government Gazette is the official publication of the Government of the day. Publication of a notice in the Gazette is regarded as the date when any notice becomes binding. It contains

  • official Government notices such as proclamations and appointments to ministerial offices, departments and statutory authorities
  • departmental and statutory authority notices such as mining claims, opening and closing of roads, licensing approvals, registration of brands and rules of court
  • regulations passed under various Acts of Parliament
  • district council notices, by-laws, fees

Legal Research Workshop

 

For more info try the Legal Research Workshop which has been designed to teach you basic legal research skills using online (primarily Australian) resources available through the UniSA Library.

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