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Public policy focuses on the the action taken by the executive branches of government in regards to the law. This includes the government looking at courses of action, regulations and funding priorities.
When searching for policy information you can search directly for government information from the web, from intergovernmental and non-government organisation as well as other sources. Use the legislation databases to search directly for legislation and use parliamentary material to find extrinsic material such as second reading speeches.
Intergovernmental organisations publish reports and statistics that may cover issues of policy.
Non-government organisations publishe reports that may be of interest including having influence over public policy.
AustLII: Australasian Legal Information Institute
Provides full text access to Australian legal materials including primary legal materials (legislation, treaties and decisions of courts and tribunals); and secondary legal materials created by public bodies for purposes of public access.
Capital Monitor is an Autralian parliamentary monitoring service that provides political, legislative and judicial news and information.
Arranged by subject area, includes full text cases, legislation and commentary.
Federal Register of Legislation
Contains all legislation of the Commonwealth and non self-governing Territories (and related material such as Reserved Commonwealth Laws, Bills, explanatory memoranda/statements, tables, indexes and other finding aids).
LawLex provides references to Australian legislation, including state and territories. There are links for each legislation to the explanatory memorandum and Handsard 2nd reading speeches. Note: limited access avaliable to free content.
LawNow's jurisdictional coverage now includes all Australian states and territories.
Legify is an instant-search aggregator of authoritative Australian legislation (Commonwealth, states and territories). Free resource to relevant external links.
State and Territory Government Legislation Websites
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