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Researching Australian, New Zealand and Papua New Guinean Law

  • Carole L. Hinchcliff, Megan Fitzgibbons and Claudia Davies

In this paper Carole Hinchcliff, Megan Fitzgibbons and Claudia Davies review free resources that can be used when researching the law in Australia, New Zealand, and Papua New Guinea. Background descriptions of the countries' legal systems are provided, along with brief descriptions of websites which provide access to the legislation and case law of the relevant jurisdictions. The article is based on a presentation developed by Carole, and subsequently delivered by Megan and Claudia, at the International Federation of Library Association (IFLA) meeting in August, 2013.

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1 See Council of Australian Law Deans, Studying Law in Australia,

12 Graham Greenleaf, ‘Policy Foundations of AustLII: One Approach to Free Access to Law’, presentation at AustLII Research Seminar, 4 June 2013,

22 According to the ‘more info’ page on Legify,

35 Parliamentary Counsel Office, ‘Official online legislation now available through this website’ 6 January 2014,

39 See PacLII ‘about’ page at

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Legal Information Management
  • ISSN: 1472-6696
  • EISSN: 1741-2021
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