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Law Search Guide: Search for Legislation

This guide will show you how to search a law topic using quick and simple methods.

How do I search for legislation?

In Australia, most legislation is freely available on the web. Quick places to look include;  

You can search for legislation on most parliamentary websites; the quickest way is to search by title or browse the legislation alphabetically. See a complete list of legislation databases and links to parliamentary material on the Legislation page

See the boxes below to search for specific materials; 

Try it yourself

For your criminal law unit you need to find the Criminal Code 2015 (NT).

  1. Click on Acts, this will take you to an alphabetically list.
  2. Click the arrow next to the letter C for Criminal.
  3. Scroll down to Criminal Code Act and click on the title.
  4. Open the PDF document link at the top. From here you can save or print.



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