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Policy Studies: Legal information

Legal information for policy research

Legislation relates to many areas of policy in Australia. Landmarks and significant changes in the policy environment are often reflected in new or revised legislation. A new or amended act may have great significance for a policy area and the impact it has on a group of people.  Case law may also result in or influence changes in policy. Legal encyclopedias will help you locate significant legislation and cases.  

Further legal resources can be found in the Law Subject Guide at the link below.

Legal issues - resources

The following websites are useful  for locating discussion of legal issues that may be relevant to social work practice.

Legal encyclopedias and directories

The following encyclopedias are useful resources for locating the law legislation and case on a particular subject or legal issue.

Official sources for Australian legislation

Understanding Australian law

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