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Legislation

Find Commonwealth Acts and Regulations, the Constitution and links to links to state and territory legislation sites.

Acts and Instruments – Federal Register of Legislation

If you know the title of the legislation you can search the Federal Register of Legislation (formerly known as ComLaw) website to access full text of Commonwealth Acts (Acts), Bills and Legislative Instruments (Regulations) and Gazettes in electronic form.

Office of Parliamentary Counsel

Australian Law Reform Commission

Reviews Australia’s laws to ensure they provide improved access to justice for all Australians by making laws and related processes more equitable, modern, fair and efficient.

Australian Law Reform Commission

Best Practice Regulation

Provides guidance for policymakers to draw on in implementing the Government’s regulatory reform priorities and to support them in developing regulatory impact statements, including for COAG.

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act

Provides Links to downloads of the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act in various formats.

Attorney-General's Department

Cutting Red Tape

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An online resource for regulation reform, it includes the Australian Government’s Guide to Regulation. written to to help make better regulation, not more regulation.

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Frequently asked questions about legislation and bills

Scroll down page to find answers to frequently asked questions about legislation and bills.

Office of Parliamentary Counsel

Guides to Social Policy Law

Guides aim to assist in understanding the associated law and its application and are intended to be used to assist with decision making.

Department of Social Services

Legal Opinions

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Provides a collection of past opinions of Commonwealth Attorneys-General, Solicitors-General and lawyers in the Attorney-General's Department over the period 1901 to 1950.

Australian Government Solicitor

Legislation – states and territories

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Provides links to state and territory legislation sites.

Social services legislation

Information on the portfolio legislation and the status of legislation currently before Parliament.

Department of Social Services