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Law and justice

Find information about the Australian legal system, including the hierarchy of the courts.

Acts and Legislation – ComLaw

Provides the full text of Commonwealth Acts, Bills and Legislative Instruments (Regulations) and Gazettes in electronic form.

Attorney-General's Department

The Courts

Provides information about the courts and the Australian legal system. Includes links to state and territory Supreme Courts.

Attorney-General's Department

Access to Justice

Provides access to information about legal assistance and related services in your local area such as legal aid, community legal centres, family relationship centres, and dispute resolution services.

Attorney-General's Department

Administrative Review Council

Ensures that our system of administrative review is as effective and significant in its protection of the citizen as it can be.

Attorney-General's Department

Attorney-General's Department

Delivers programs and policies to maintain and improve Australia's law and justice framework and strengthen our national security and emergency management.

Attorney-General's Department

Australian Law Reform Commission

Conducts inquiries into areas of law at the request of the Attorney-General. Based on its research and consultations, it makes recommendations to government on law reform options.

Australian Law Reform Commission

Hierarchy of courts

A hierarchy of courts and tribunals operate within each state and territory, with the High Court being the highest court in the Australian judicial system.

Australian Bureau of Statistics

Key internet links on law

Links to Internet resources and documents in the area of federal law, and also links to other guides and directories containing material on state, territory and overseas law.

Parliament of Australia

Legal Aid

Legal aid commissions help people with their legal problems, especially people who are socially or economically disadvantaged. Provides links to state and territory legal aid information.

Statutory declarations

A statutory declaration is a written statement declared to be true in the presence of an authorised witness. Provides statutory declaration forms for use in matters concerning the Commonwealth or one of the states or territories .

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