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AGLC4: Australian Guide to Legal Citation 4th edition:  Government Documents

UON library guide to AGLC4: Australian Guide to Legal Citation 4th edition

Parliamentary Debates/Second Reading Speeches 

 

General Rules

•  See details at AGLC4 rule 7.5.1

  Second Reading Speeches are sections of parliamentary debates 

  Parliamentary debates are recorded in Hansard

  Include the position of the speaker within a ministry or shadow ministry if relevant

 

Footnote: Format and Example

Note Number  Jurisdiction, Parliamentary Debates, Chamber, Full Date of Debate, Pinpoint (Name of Speaker, Position).

1 Commonwealth, Parliamentary Debates, Senate, 7 February 2017, 39 (George Brandis, Attorney-General).

 

Bibliography: Format and Example

Jurisdiction, Parliamentary Debates, Chamber, Full Date of Debate

Commonwealth, Parliamentary Debates, Senate, 7 February 2017

Parliamentary Papers, Committee Reports, Bills & Alert Digests

 

General Rules

  • Where the author is a committee of a Parliament, the author should be cited as: Committee, Legislature
  • Include the chamber of Parliament in the author/committee name if this is not apparent in the committee's name
  • Include type of publication where appropriate  eg 'Report', 'Discussion Paper', etc. 

See details at AGLC4 rule 7.1.2 

 

Footnote: Format and example

Note Number Committee, Legislature, Title, (Document Type/Series No Document Number, Full Date) Pinpoint.

1 Senate Legal Constitutional References Committee, Parliament of Australia, Administration and Operation of the Migration Act 1958 (Report, March 2006) 280—1 [9.30]—[9.38].

2 Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills, Parliament of Australia, Tenth Report of 2016 (Report, 30 November 2016) 671.

3 Department of Parliamentary Services (Cth), Bills Digest (Digest No 75 of 2008—09, 27 January 2009) 8.

4 Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills, Parliament of Australia, Scrutiny Digest (Digest No 1 of 2018, 7 February 2018).

5 Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills, Parliament of Australia, Alert Digest (Digest No 9 of 2007, 13 August 2007) 11.

6 Legislation Review Committee, Parliament of New South Wales, Legislation Review Digest  (Digest No 13 of 2008, 10 November 2008) 6. 

 

Bibliography: Format and example

Committee, Legislature, Title (Document Type/Series No Document Number, Full Date)

Department of Parliamentary Services (Cth), Bills Digest (Digest No 75 of 2008—09, 27 January 2009)

Legislation Review Committee, Parliament of New South Wales, Legislation Review Digest  (Digest No 13 of 2008, 10 November 2008)

Senate Legal Constitutional References Committee, Parliament of Australia, Administration and Operation of the Migration Act 1958 (Report, March 2006) 

Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills, Parliament of Australia, Tenth Report of 2016 (Report, 30 November 2016)

Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills, Parliament of Australia, Scrutiny Digest (Digest No 1 of 2018, 7 February 2018)

Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills, Parliament of Australia, Alert Digest (Digest No 9 of 2007, 13 August 2007)
 

 

Royal Commission Reports and Other Commission Publications  

 

General Rules

•  See rule 7.1.3 for details on citing Royal Commission Reports

•  See rule 7.5.2 for submissions to Royal Commissions

•  See rule 7.1.4 for details on citing Law Reform Commission publications

•  No jurisdiction should be included in citations of Royal Commission Reports

•  Include type of publication where appropriate  eg 'Report', 'Discussion Paper', 'Issues Paper', etc.

 

Footnote: Format and example

Note Number Title of Royal Commission Report (Report Number, Full Date) Pinpoint.

Note Number Commission Name, Title (Document Type/Series No Document Number, Full Date) Pinpoint.

Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption (Final Report, December 2015) vol 2.

2 Australian Law Reform Commission, Elder Abuse (Discussion Paper No 83, December 2016).

3 Law Reform Commission, Evidence (Report No 26, 1985) vol 1.

 

Bibliography: Format and example

Title of Royal Commission Report (Report Number, Full Date)

Commission Name, Title (Document Type/Series No Document Number, Full Date)

 Australian Law Reform Commission, Elder Abuse (Discussion Paper No 83, December 2016)

   Law Reform Commission, Evidence (Report No 26, 1985)

   Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption (Final Report, December 2015)