Patients Rights Council: Euthenasia and Assisted Suicide in Australia
Some articles both for and against
IN-TEXT REFERENCING FOR LEGAL STUDIES
In-text referencing from a journalist:
Journalist Mark Coleridge (2019) is convinced that a properly funded palliative care system might allow all to die with dignity.
If there were any doubt where the right to die in Australia was headed, the argument has now been settled (Walker 2019).
In-text referencing from a public figure (reference who has quoted their words)
Victoria’s premier Daniel Andrews states ‘This has been a long journey for many many people who have advocated for more dignified, more compassionate choices at the end of a person’s life (Barraclough 2019).
Mark McGowan, Premier of Western Australia, stated ‘Today we showed that we can do big things … and in this parliament we have big, compassionate hearts, and we’re willing to take some political risks to do the right thing (Go Gentle Australia 2019).
The ENTIRE collection of resources provided by the BBC Library can now be searched on ONE single, powerful search platform, which retrieves print books, eBooks, database articles and websites. Click HERE for assistance.
AUSTLII - Australian Legal Information Institute. Probably the most valuable Internet site for legal research in Australia. It publishes public legal information, and includes primary legal materials (legislation, treaties, and decisions of courts and tribunals); and secondary legal materials created by public bodies for purposes of public access (law reform and royal commission reports, for example).
JADE - a free database of Australian legal judgements
Lexscripta Legal Search Engines: Essential Web Links for Queensland Lawyers
Specialised legal search engine for independent research. An excellent Queensland site developed and maintained by Anthony Morris QC. Go to Legal Research link on the left hand border to begin your search. Notice the variety of options.
National Library of Australia: Australian Law - Selected Websites
Selected websites relating to all aspects of Australia's legal system
ABC: The Law Report
Informative, jargon-free stories about law reform, legal education, test cases, miscarriages of justice and legal culture. Download the audio of the individual story, read the transcript or listen to a podcast of the full program.
University of Queensland Library - Free Online Resources for Secondary Schools: Legal Studies
Links to free resources for secondary school students including websites, databases and ebooks, provided by the UQL Cyberschool
University of Queensland Library - Legal Research Guide
Links to resources relating to the law. Some resources are available to all; some resources will be restricted to UQ students only.
QUT Library - Legislation Research (Australia)
Links to research for legislation. Some resources will be restricted to QUT students only.
Find Legal Answers - Information About the Law in NSW
State Library of NSW Legal Studies Research Guide. Useful for Commonwealth Government information.\
Articles and News sections are particularly useful.
Queensland Government Legislation
Links to current reprints of Acts and their subordinate legislation with further links to historical versions of the reprint; links to Acts as originally enacted by Parliament for each year, to Subordinate legislation and to Bills.
Information from the Qld Supreme Court and District Courts. Includes fact sheets, transcripts, daily law lists and schedules and links to the Supreme Court library.
Research publications of the Qld Parliament. Research Briefs are prepared for Members of the Queensland Parliament, for use by parliamentary committees, in parliamentary debates and for related parliamentary purposes. Information in publications is current to the date of publication. Information on legislation, case law or legal policy issues does not constitute legal advice.
ComLaw has the most complete and up-to-date collection of Commonwealth legislation and includes notices from the Commonwealth Government Notices Gazette from 1 October 2012.
Australian Law Reform Commission
This opens to the Publications tab. Also try the Media and News tab.
Australian Institute of Criminology
The Australian Institute of Criminology is Australia's centre on crime and justice. You can search here for resources and statistics on your topic.
When evaluating a website, an important technique is being able to 'read' the URL. The ability to read a website address, will tell you a lot about the creator, the audience, the purpose and the country of origin.
BBC website - https://www.bbc.qld.edu.au
|World Wide Web||Brisbane Boys College||Qld||Educational
(3 letter domain name)
(2 letter country domain name)
1. Add site: and a domain name to your search terms.
3 letter Domain names
2. Use 'Ctrl F' (Control + Find) to search for particular terms easily in a long document, whether from a website or a database article.
3. Use a Google command to limit results to the MOST RECENT: After you get your results, choose the Google Menu Bar, and choose 'Tools'. Then on the far left, at the drop-down menu next to 'Any Time', .you can choose 'Within the last year' (or less, if you prefer), but generally, you can choose 'Custom Range' at the bottom, as often the last 3 to 5 years would be sufficient for a recent search.
4. You can complete an advanced search in Google Advanced Search, which helps narrow or refine your search for better, more specific results.
Currency: Timeliness of the information
|Relevance: Importance of the information for your needs
Authority: Source of the information
Accuracy: Reliability and correctness of the information
Purpose: Reason the information exists