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Law AGLC4 Referencing Guide

General rule (AGLC4 rule 7.1.1)

Footnote - general format
Author(s), Title (Document type/series No Document Number, Full date) Pinpoint.

Community Law Australia, Unaffordable and Out of Reach: The Problem of Access to the Australian Legal System (Report, July 2012).
Review of the Law of Negligence (Final Report, September 2002) 37-57.
Investment and Enterprise Division, UNCTAD, Improving Investment Dispute Settlement: UNCTAD Policy Tools (IIA Issues Note No 4, 23 November 2017).

Additional tips
  • If a report does not prominently indicate an author, do not include one in the citation (AGLC4 rule 7.1.1)
  • Document types include: 'Report', 'Discussion Paper', 'Issues Paper' and should be included where appropriate (AGLC4 rule 7.1.4)
  • If a title includes a reference to the document type eg 'Final report' this can be omitted from the title and included only in parentheses unless it forms an integral part of the title (AGLC4 rule 7.1.1)
  • Do not include a document number if none is included (AGLC4 rule 7.1.1)
  • If a report includes multiple volumes, include the volume number in the pinpoint references (AGLC4 rule 7.1.1)
  • Include a URL after the first reference to a source if this would aid its retrieval (AGLC4 rule 7.1.1)

Royal commission reports and submissions (AGLC4 rule 7.1.3)

Footnote - general format
Report title (Document type, Full date) vol number, Pinpoint.

Royal Commission into Family Violence: Report and Recommendations (Report, March 2016) vol 3, 1-2.

Additional tips
  • If no author is prominent on the report do not include one in the citation (AGLC4 rule 7.1.3)
  • Do not include a jurisdiction (AGLC4 rule 7.1.3)

Law reform commission publications (AGLC4 rule 7.1.4)

Footnote - general format
Author(s), Title (Document Type/Series No Document Number, Full Date) Pinpoint.

Australian Law Reform Commission, Elder Abuse (Discussion Paper No 83, December 2016) 66.

Conference papers (AGLC4 rule 7.2.4)

Footnote- general format
Author(s), 'Title' (Conference Paper, Name of Conference, Full Date) Pinpoint.

Jessica Almqvist, 'Global Judicial Governance of Cultural Diversity: The Role of the European Judge' (Conference Paper, European Society of International Law Annual Conference, 31 December 2015) 12.

Additional tips
  • Do not include the numbers of the conference, e.g. 1st, 5th or the geographical location of the conference unless the location is part of the conference name (AGLC4 rule 7.2.4)
  • If a conference paper has been published in a journal or book cite it as a journal article or book chapter (AGLC4 rule 7.2.4)

Theses and dissertations (AGLC4 rule 7.2.5)

  • Include a URL where this would aid retrieval.
Footnote - general format
Author(s), ‘Title’ (Type of Thesis, Institution, Year) Pinpoint.

Michelle Potter, ‘Social Policy during the 1990's’ (PhD Thesis, Southern Cross University, 2015) 18.