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CDU APA Referencing: Legislation and cases

A guide to help you better understand CDU APA 7th Referencing

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Citation Elements


Name of Act Year (Jurisdiction)


Name of Bill Year (Jurisdiction)


Case Name (Year) Volume Law Report Series Reporter Abbreviated Starting Page


When referencing legal materials, they are generally already written in the legal style. APA 7th has no set standards for referencing legislation and cases and recommends the use of The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation.

However, this is an American publication, and so we recommend using the examples below and for any further information, refer to the Australian Guide to Legal Citation; available on the CDU Law AGLC Referencing guide here.



Reference Examples

EndNote Reference Type: Legal Rule/Regulation


In-text citation: ... according to s. 24.1 of the Alcohol Harm Reduction Act 2017 (NT) ...

Alcohol Harm Reduction Act 2017 (NT)

EndNote Reference Type: Case


In-text citation: The Social Security Commission Bill 2018 (Cth) establishes ...

Social Security Commission Bill 2018 (Cth)

EndNote Reference Type: Online multimedia


In-text citation: According to Rogers v Whitaker (1992) 175 CLR 479 ...

Rogers v Whitaker (1992) 175 CLR 479

In-text citation: ... in a land rights case (Mabo v Queensland (1988) 166 CLR 186).

Mabo v Queensland (1988) 166 CLR 186

Charles Darwin University acknowledges the traditional custodians across the lands on which we live and work, and we pay our respects to Elders both past and present.
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