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How do legislation and legislative instruments interact?

Find the answer here.

Types of Legal Materials

Legislation and Cases are the documents which contain the written records of the law. These are known as Primary Legal materials.

Extrinsic legal materials are documents, defined within a jurisdiction's Interpretation Act, which can be used in court to interpret the meaning and intent of legislation.  These usually consist of Parliamentary debates (Hansard) and Law Reform documents.

Secondary legal materials are those materials which are ABOUT the law.  Secondary materials include:

  • Books, journals and commentaries which discuss the law
  • Reference tools which help find the law (dictionaries, encyclopaedias, guides and directories).

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Geoffrey Bolton Library
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The Law Library Help Desk is located in the Murdoch University Law Library - South Wing Level 3 of the South Street Campus Library.

It is staffed by senior law students who are there to assist with your Library Research Tests and with legal research queries.


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