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University of Newcastle Library Guides
Law: Legislation: Bills
A Library Guide to support students and staff of the University of Newcastle in finding Legislative resources
A Bill is a proposed Act of Parliament or 'draft' legislation.
The explanatory memoranda or explanatory note explains the Bill clause by clause in plain English.
The second reading speech contains an explanation of the purpose or rationale of the Bill.
Hansard is the official transcript of all Parliamentary proceedings and debates.
Extrinsic materials are materials that are external to legislation which can be used for statutory interpretation as they assist researchers to understand the objectives, purpose and motivation behind the proposed enactment.
Free access to NSW Hansard transcripts dating back to 1879. Also includes the Marsh index from the 1st to 9th Parliament as well as scanned copies of the Reports of Debates published in the Sydney Morning Herald.