Images and index information of all legislative instruments in force as at, and registered after, the commencement of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003 (Cth). Explanatory Statements are provided where available.
Australian Parliamentary Library - lists all items identified as Explanatory Memoranda or as Comparative Memoranda from 1901 to the end of 1982 (1st - 32nd Parliaments). From 1982, the provision of Explanatory Memoranda has been standard practice for government Bills introduced into the Commonwealth Parliament.
Australian Parliamentary Library publications providing descriptions of new bills brought into either House, prepared for the purpose of debate. They reflect the legislation as introduced and do not canvass subsequent amendments. The Digests do not have any official legal status.
Includes: Research Papers, which provide in-depth coverage and detailed analysis of key topics; Current Issues Briefs, which provide an overview of a subject in legislative, portfolio, or policy areas; and, Research Briefs, which provide analysis and description of current bills.