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APA : Legislation & Acts

Basic Format to Reference An Act

  • Short Title of Act (in italics).
  • Year (in italics).
  • Jurisdiction abbreviation (in round brackets).
  • Section number and subdivision if applicable.
  • Country abbreviation (in round brackets).
  • The first line of each citation is left adjusted. Every subsequent line is indented 1.27cm.

Example: Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Act 2018 (Cth) s. 60.1 (Austl.).

Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Act 2018 (Cth) s. 60.1 (Austl.).

 

APA : Legislation - Bill

Basic Format to Reference A Bill

  • Short title of bill (no italics).
  • Year.
  • Jurisdiction abbreviation (in round brackets).
  • Country abbreviation (in round brackets).
  • The first line of each citation is left adjusted. Every subsequent line is indented 1.27cm.

 

Example: Disability Services Safeguards Bill 2018 (Vic) (Austl.).

 

APA : Legislation - Bill

Basic Format to Reference A Case

  • Popular title of Case (in italics).
  • Year (in round brackets).
  • Volume number.
  • Reporter abbreviation.
  • First page number.
  • Country abbreviation (in round brackets).
  • The first line of each citation is left adjusted. Every subsequent line is indented 1.27cm.

 

Example: Mabo v. Queensland 1988 166 CLR 186 (Austl.).

Minister for Immigration and Border Protection v Kumar (2017) 260 CLR 367 (Austl.).

Referencing legislation and cases: Examples

Referencing Legislation and Cases: Examples

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Acts & Bills

According to s. 60.1 of the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Act 2018 (Cth)...

The Disability Services Safeguards Bill 2018 (Vic) aims to address...

Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Act 2018 (Cth)s. 60.1 (Austl.).

 

Disability Services Safeguards Bill 2018 (Vic) (Austl.).

[Reference should cite the print source unless an electronic source is designated as the official version.]

Acts & Bills: Online

... according to s. 23 of the Advancing the Treaty Process with Aboriginal Victorians Act 2018 (Vic).

The Interactive Gambling Amendment (Lottery Betting) Bill 2018 (Cth) extends this to...

Advancing the Treaty Process with Aboriginal Victorians Act 2018 (Vic) s. 23 (Austl.). Retrieved from http://www.legislation.vic.gov.au/

Interactive Gambling Amendment (Lottery Betting) Bill 2018 (Cth) (Austl.). Retrieved from LawOne.

 

Cases

 

 


Cases: Online

 

 

...case such as Minister for Immigration and Border Protection v Kumar (2017).

 


...for example Director of Public Prosecutions v Stanojlovic and Another (2017).

 

Minister for Immigration and Border Protection v Kumar (2017) 260 CLR 367 (Austl.).

 


Director of Public Prosecutions v Stanojlovic and Another (2017) 53 VR 90 (Austl.).

[If a case was retrieved from a library database, reference it like the print version (as above). If the case was retrieved online, include the direct URL following the country.]