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AGLC4

Cases

General tips

  • Parallel citations should not be used in citations to Australian cases. The most authoritative available version of a case should be cited.
  • If a law report series is organised by year, or if the case is unreported, the year should appear in square brackets '[ ]'.
  • If you are using a paragraph number as a pinpoint use square brackets.
  • All cases cited should be referenced under the Cases heading in your bibliography.
  • See Chapter 2 of the AGLC4 for additional guidance on how to cite.
  • See Part V of the AGLC4 for guidance on how to cite foreign domestic case law.

Footnote

Format

Case Name (Year) Volume Law Report Series Starting Page, Pinpoint.

Example

Tame v New South Wales (2002) 211 CLR 317, 319.

Bibliography

Format

Case Name (Year) Volume Law Report Series Starting Page

Example

Tame v New South Wales (2002) 211 CLR 317

Footnote

Format

Case Name (Year) Unique Court Identifier Judgment Number, [Pinpoint].

Example

Quarmby v Keating [2009] TASCC 80, [11].

Bibliography

Format

Case Name (Year) Unique Court Identifier Judgment Number

Example

Quarmby v Keating [2009] TASCC 80

Footnote

Format

Transcript of Proceedings, Case Name (Court, Proceeding Number, Judicial Officer(s), Full Date of Proceedings) Pinpoint.

Example

Transcript of Proceedings, North East Solution Pty Ltd v Masters Home Improvement Australia Pty Ltd (Supreme Court of Victoria, 15/0594, Judge Croft, 18 May 2015) 31.

Bibliography

Format

Transcript of Proceedings, Case Name (Court, Proceeding Number, Judicial Officer(s), Full Date of Proceedings)

Example

Transcript of Proceedings, North East Solution Pty Ltd v Masters Home Improvement Australia Pty Ltd (Supreme Court of Victoria, 15/0594, Judge Croft, 18 May 2015)

Footnote

Notes

If the case has a popular name you can use this as a 'short title'. If a case is referred to more than once you can also create an abbreviated short title to refer to the case. You must spell out the full case name the first time it is referenced, and can then use the abbreviation afterwards. See AGLC Rule 2.1.14 and the example below.


The external affairs power has been interpreted widely in Commonwealth v Tasmania ('Tasmanian Dam Case').44


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44 (1983) 158 CLR 1 ('Tasmanian Dam Case'). See also Victoria v Commonwealth (1996) 187 CLR 416 ('Industrial Relations Act Case').

Bibliography

Format

Case Name (Year) Volume Law Report Series Starting Page

Example

Commonwealth v Tasmania (1983) 158 CLR 1