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Public Safety and Law

Find government legislation and information to help you with legal issues.

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

The Courts

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

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

Hierarchy of courts

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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

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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

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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 .

Values and law

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Provides an introduction to laws and values in the Australian community. Prepared as a help for people coming to Australia.

Department of Social Services