Citation of Acts

Each Act and regulation is given a full citation and a short title (noted in bold) when it is first mentioned in any chapter. After the full name of the Act or regulation is mentioned, it is referred to by its short title only. If the short title alone is insufficient to distinguish a state Act from a Commonwealth Act of the same name – for example, both Victoria and the Commonwealth have a Freedom of Information Act 1982 – the short title will be accompanied by either a (Vic) or (Cth) (e.g. FoI Act (Vic)).

If a single Act is referred to throughout a chapter, this will be mentioned at the beginning of the chapter.

If several Acts are dealt with in a chapter, a reference to a section of an unspecified Act (e.g. s 42) should be read as a reference to the most recently named Act in the text that came before it.