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How to read and write legal documents

This section provides you with practical information on how to prepare legal documents. It can help you: Writing Skills Read legal documents letter Affidavits, declarations and statutory declarations summons Agreement settlement Email and fa...

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Understand Mediation to solve issues

Mediation is an informal way to solve problems. During the mediation process, the people involved in the dispute came together with the help of neutrals called mediators to try to resolve the dispute. The mediator can help people understand...

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Improve your Legal skills

If you have a legal issue, you can resolve your issue through negotiation or mediation, or you may have to go to court or court. You can ask a lawyer to act for you, or you can represent yourself. If you are representing yourself, you may fe...

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Understand "Reading legislation"

Legislation is a special kind of writing t hat is framed to convey ideas precisely and unambiguously, and may therefore involve exceptions, qualifications and the definition of certain terms. An Act of Parliament and some subordinate legisl...

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Understand features of legislation

Legislation will, by c onvention, usually have a format that includes the short titlethe name of the Act, regulation, rule, policy, proclamation or notice by which it is cited in the case of an Act, a long title, found under the short title...

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Understad Proclamations and notices

Proclamations and notices New proclamations or notices are oft en required before an Act can be brought into operation. Some are also requir ed regularly as part of the day-to-day operation of complex legislative schemes. A proclamation or...

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What is Expiry of Law in Australia

Under Part 3A of the Subordinate Legislation Act 1978 certain regulations expire on 1 September of the year fo llowing the year in which the 10th anniversary of the day on which the regulations were made falls. The Act allows the expiry to...

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Understand Law Commencement

The Subordinate Legislation Act 1978 governs the commencement of regulations. If the regulations are silent about a co mmencement date, they will come into operation 4 months after the day that they are made. However, the regulations may sp...

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What is Regulations in Australia

Regulations are the most common form of subordinate legislation. Most Acts include a section (at or toward s the end of the Act) providing general regulation making power. Regulations provide a lot of the detail wit hin the statutory struct...

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Commencement of an Act in Australia

Commencement of an Act Broadly, there are 3 methods employed for commencing an Act or bringing an Act into operation: The Act may be silent in which case the Act will come into operation on the day on which it is assented to (see section 7(...

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Australian legislative power of the State

The Parliament of States in Australia is ent itled to legislate on any matter for the peace, welfare and good government of the people of the States in Australia. There is no principle of separation of powers in the State constitution nor i...

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