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Legislation

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

Legislation – Popular titles

ComLaw provides links to the most requested items of Commonwealth legislation from the homepage.

Attorney-General's Department

Best Practice Regulation Updates

Contains a listing of all regulatory proposals decided by the Australian Government, and by COAG and Ministerial Councils that required a Regulation Impact Statement (RIS). Includes regulatory decisions announced, regulation impact statements (RIS), the RIS assessments, and post-implementation reviews.

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Biosecurity Bill 2014

New biosecurity legislation has been developed to enable better management of the risks of animal and plant pests and diseases entering Australia and potentially causing harm to people, the environment and the economy.

Department of Agriculture

Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act

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

Attorney-General's Department

Documenting a Democracy – Australia's story

Tells the story of Australia through the documents which give our national, state and territory governments the right to govern. Explains Australia's primary constitutional documents and traces the shaping of Australian democracy and citizenship.

National Archives of Australia

Explanatory memoranda index

Explanatory memorandum accompanies and provides an explanation of the content of the first reading of a Bill.

Parliament of Australia

Frequently asked questions about legislation and bills

Provides answers to frequently asked questions about legislation and bills.

Office of Parliamentary Counsel

Guides to Social Policy Law

The 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

Legislation – states and territories

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

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