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Referencing (TAFE)

Legal Sources

“In APA Style, most legal materials are cited in the standard legal citation style used for legal references across all disciplines (American Psychological Society, 2020, p. 355).

The Australian guide to legal citation is available from Melbourne University HERE.

Note: Legal referencing generally uses footnotes.

Case Law

Litigant v Defendant | (Year) | Volume | Journal | Page number.

Calverley v Green (1984) 115 CLR 242.

Reference within a Case

Litigant v Defendant (Year) Volume number Journal start, finish (Judge).

Calverley v Green (1984) 115 CLR 242, 250 (Gibbs CJ).

Legislation (Acts of Parliament)

Title | Year | (Jurisdiction) | Pinpoint.

Criminal Code Act 1899 (Qld) s2.

Crimes Act 1914 (Cth) s23.

Jurisdictions are always abbreviated;





Australian Capital Territory


New South Wales


Northern Territory




South Australia






Western Australia


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