Legislation (or Acts) are laws that have passed Parliament.
(Title Year Jurisdiction).
Title Year (Jurisdiction)
... with dignity (Aged Care Act 1997 Cth).
... by virtue of s. 25 of the Aged Care Act 1997 (Cth) ...
|Title Year (Jurisdiction)||Aged Care Act 1997 (Cth).|
Bills are laws that are in the process of going through Parliament but have not been made law yet.
Use sections to refer to particular parts of a Bill. Section is abbreviated to s. for a single section, or ss. for multiple sections.
|Title Year (Jurisdiction)||Transport Accident Further Amendment Bill 2013 (Vic).|
Regulation refers to laws or other ‘rules’ approved by government with instructions on how they are to be applied in practice.
... fairness and equity (Police Regulations 2003).
Police Regulations (2003) describe the steps ...
'...' (Regulation Year, r. xx).
Regulation (Year, r. xx) '...'
'... follow procedure ...' (Police Regulations 2003, r. 3.4).
Police Regulations (2003, r. 2.1) state '... a police member ...'.
|Title Year (Jurisdiction)||Police Regulations 2003 (Vic).|
|Commonwealth (Federal government)||Cth|
|Australian Capital Territory||ACT|
|New South Wales||NSW|
A pinpoint is used to refer to a specific point in the source. It is similar to using page numbers to refer to sections of a book. Use the following pinpoint abbreviations (depending on the designations given in the source) when creating your citation: