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Legal Citation

Press & Media Releases

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Read this guide in conjunction with the Australian Guide to Legal Citation.

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Citing Press & Media Releases

Press and media releases should be cited  in the following format (AGLC rule 7.4):

Author, 'Title' (Release Type, Document Number, Body, Full Date) Pinpoint <URL>.

The release type should appear as it does on the statement, such as Press Release, Media Release or Press Statement.

Document numbers should only be used included if it appears on the release.

Where they are used they should be reproduced using any abbreviations as they appear on the release. Note however, that you should not include full stops in an abbreviation (rule 1.6.1).

If a URL is able to be included to aid in retrieval this should be included after a first reference to the release.