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Law and Justice

This guide provides access to major Australian and international legal resources and help on searching them.

Extrinsic Material

Documents outside of, but related to, legislation are used to clarify the meaning of legislation. Extrinsic material includes:

Parliamentary Debates (Hansard)


Explanatory Memoranda for Bills

Parliamentary Committee reports

Royal Commission and Law Reform Commission reports

Treaties and other international agreements referred to in an Act.

Find Extrinsic Material for an Act

Judicial Consideration of Legislation

Parliamentary Records



Advanced Search -- Free Text: "competition and consumer act" and 29

Sources -- Halsbury's Laws of Australia

Browse -- Chapter 385 Statutes

Search -- Search Terms: competition and consumer act w/p 29